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spiked

Of a liquid, having had something, such as alcohol or some other drug, secretly or illicitly added to it. They didn't even realize they were serving spiked punch until everyone at the party started feeling woozy. The police tested to see if her drink was spiked.
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spiked

1. mod. having to do with a drink with alcohol added; having to do with a punch with an alcoholic content. Is the punch spiked? I want some without.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I knew that Mrs. Wilmington-Thorpe was spiked when she belched like a real country thunder-boomer.
3. mod. having to do with hair that stands up straight. His spiked hair wouldn’t look so bad if it wasn’t orange.
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Most up-to-date national figures indicate out of 1,000 people alleged to have been spiked, only three of the tests carried out came back positive for the date-rape drugs GHB or Rohypnol.
This travesty was only possible because the major media spiked his radical record and referred to him only as a "liberal" or a "progressive.
On the tally of areas with spiked rates, Burbank ranked third with 180 ppb in 1996.
The TV analyst states that A should have spiked the ball.
Last year in the Temagami dispute, trees were spiked and forestry equipment vandalized or burned.