spark

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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 sparks all over the lawn.

We were all showered with sparks.

SPARK + VERB
flare, fly
ignite sth

Flying sparks ignited the dry grass.

die
PHRASES
a shower of sparks

The grinding wheel sent a shower of sparks across the workbench.

a spark of light
2 small amount of a quality/feeling
ADJECTIVE
little, tiny

A tiny spark of rebellion flared within her.

creative, divine, vital (esp. BrE)
VERB + SPARK
have

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

lack

His performances lack that creative spark.

lose
add, create, provide

Her performance added a little spark to the movie.

feel

She felt a little spark of anger.

shoot (figurative)

Her eyes shot sparks of contempt.

SPARK + VERB
fly

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

PREPOSITION
spark of

He had kindled a spark of interest within her.

a spark of hope/life

a spark of originality

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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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