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spike / punta
spike   [spaɪk]
A. -noun
1. (=point)   punta (f)
(=metal rod)   pincho (m)
(=stake)   estaca (f)
(=tool)   escarpia (f)   (on railing)   barrote (m)   (on sports shoes)   clavo (m)
2. (zoology)
a. [of hedgehog etcetera]   púa (f)
3. (electricity)   pico (m) parásito
4. (botany)   espiga (f)
5. spikes   (Sport)   zapatillas feminine plural con clavos
B. -transitive verb
1. (=fix)   clavar
(=impale)   atravesar
2. (=stop)
[+rumour]   acabar con
[+plan etcetera]   frustrar
a. to spike somebody'noun guns   poner trabas a los planes de somebody, someone
3. ·a spiked drink
(with added alcohol)   una bebida con alcohol añadido de extranjis   (drugged)   una bebida a la que le han echado algo, como un somnífero, droga, etcetera.
C. -compound
·spike heel   -noun
(United States)   tacónoun (m) de aguja
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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