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sparkplug

[spahrk-pluhg] /ˈspɑrkˌplʌg/
verb (used with object), sparkplugged, sparkplugging. Informal.
1.
to lead, inspire, or animate something or someone.
Origin of sparkplug
v. use of spark plug
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  • Burns picked up a sparkplug from the office desk as he spoke.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond

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