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Verb: spark  spaa(r)k
  1. Cause to start, provoke or initiate (usually something negative or violent)
    "spark public outrage"; "spark a huge argument";
    - kick off [informal], touch off, spark off, set off, trigger
  2. Put in motion, initiate (a device, reaction, circuit, etc)
    - actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, trigger off, touch off
  3. Emit or produce sparks
    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark";
    - sparkle
Noun: spark  spaa(r)k
  1. A momentary flash of light
    - flicker, glint
  2. Merriment expressed by a brightness, gleam or animation of countenance
    "he had a spark in his eye";
    - sparkle, twinkle, light
  3. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    - discharge, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
  4. A small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger
    "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
  5. A small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
Noun: Spark
  1. Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    - Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark

Derived forms: sparked, sparking, sparks, Sparks

Type of: aspect, author, electrical conduction, emit, expression, face, facial expression, flash, fragment, give off, give out, hint, initiate, look, pioneer, suggestion, tint, trace, verve, vitality, writer

Encyclopedia: Spark, Victoria