Meaning of SPARK in English

SPARK

I.

noun

1 small bright piece of burning material/electric flash

ADJECTIVE

▪ tiny

▪ flying

▪ electric

VERB + SPARK

▪ emit , produce , send , send out , shower (sb with) , strike

The firework showered ~s all over the lawn.

We were all showered with ~s.

SPARK + VERB

▪ flare , fly

▪ ignite sth

Flying ~s ignited the dry grass.

▪ die

PHRASES

▪ a shower of ~s

The grinding wheel sent a shower of ~s across the workbench.

▪ a ~ of light

2 small amount of a quality/feeling

ADJECTIVE

▪ little , tiny

A tiny ~ of rebellion flared within her.

▪ creative , divine , vital ( esp. BrE )

VERB + SPARK

▪ have

She didn't have a ~ of talent in her.

▪ lack

His performances lack that creative ~.

▪ lose

▪ add , create , provide

Her performance added a little ~ to the movie.

▪ feel

She felt a little ~ of anger.

▪ shoot ( figurative )

Her eyes shot ~s of contempt.

SPARK + VERB

▪ fly

Sparks flew ( = people got angry ) at the meeting.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

He had kindled a ~ of interest within her.

a ~ of hope/life

a ~ of originality

II.

verb

Spark is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ eye , ↑ incident

Spark is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ alert , ↑ backlash , ↑ brawl , ↑ controversy , ↑ conversation , ↑ criticism , ↑ curiosity , ↑ demonstration , ↑ discussion , ↑ dispute , ↑ fire , ↑ flame , ↑ furore , ↑ fury , ↑ imagination , ↑ interest , ↑ memory , ↑ movement , ↑ offence , ↑ outcry , ↑ outrage , ↑ protest , ↑ reaction , ↑ revival , ↑ revolt , ↑ revolution , ↑ riot , ↑ search , ↑ storm , ↑ unrest , ↑ uprising , ↑ war , ↑ wave

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