Definition of spark verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spark

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//spɑːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːrk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spark
    BrE BrE//spɑːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːrk//
     
    he / she / it sparks
    BrE BrE//spɑːks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːrks//
     
    past simple sparked
    BrE BrE//spɑːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːrkt//
     
    past participle sparked
    BrE BrE//spɑːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːrkt//
     
    -ing form sparking
    BrE BrE//ˈspɑːkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːrkɪŋ//
     
     
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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. Word Origin Old English spærca, spearca, of unknown origin. Phrasal Verbsspark up something
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