S P A R K

spärk/

noun
noun: spark; plural noun: sparks
  1. a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal.
    • a light produced by a sudden disruptive electrical discharge through the air.
    • an electrical discharge serving to ignite the explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine.
    • a small bright object or point.
      “there was a spark of light”
      synonyms: flashglinttwinkleflickerflarepinprick

      “a spark of light”
  2. 2.
    a trace of a specified quality or intense feeling.
    “a tiny spark of anger flared within her”
    synonyms: particleiotajotwhitglimmeratombittracevestigeounceshredcrumbgrainmitehinttouchsuggestionwhisperscintillaMore

    • a sense of liveliness and excitement.
      “there was a spark between them at their first meeting”
verb
verb: spark; 3rd person present: sparks; past tense: sparked; past participle: sparked; gerund or present participle: sparking
  1. 1.
    emit sparks of fire or electricity.
    “the ignition sparks as soon as the gas is turned on”
    • produce sparks at the point where an electric circuit is interrupted.
  2. 2.
    ignite.
    “the explosion sparked a fire”
    • provide the stimulus for (a dramatic event or process).
      “the severity of the plan sparked off street protests”
      synonyms: cause, give rise to, lead to, occasion, bring about, startinitiateprecipitateprompt, trigger (off), provokestimulate, stir up

      “the trial sparked a furious debate”
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