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Definition of spark verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spark
    he / she / it sparks
    past simple sparked
    -ing form sparking
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  1. 1[transitive] to cause something to start or develop, especially suddenly spark something The proposal would spark a storm of protest around the country. Winds brought down power lines, sparking a fire. The organizers are hoping to spark some interest in young people. spark something off The riots were sparked off by the arrest of a local leader.
  2. 2[intransitive] to produce small flashes of fire or electricity a sparking, crackling fire (figurative) The game suddenly sparked to life.
  3. Phrasal Verbsspark up something
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