n. a hypodermic needle; a hypodermic syringe and needle; a medicine dropper and a needle. (Drugs.) : The addict caught some strange disease from a dirty spike.
tv. to add ether or alcohol to beer, originally by injecting it through the cork with a hypodermic needle; to add alcohol to a nonalcoholic drink. (From prohibition times. See also spiked.) : He spiked the beer with ether, which is a dangerous thing to do.
tv. to puncture an idea. : I explained the plan, but the boss spiked it immediately.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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