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verb as in start, inspire

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An F-35 was destroyed on takeoff earlier in the year when a design flaw in its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine sparked a fire.

American intervention in Korea has frequently sparked protests, especially over film.

The protests sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have become front page news.

Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.

The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.

Burning wings withered on the ground; dead leaves had sparked now, and whips of light ran on the clearing floor.

Her skin was tanned toast brown so that the bright blue eyes fairly sparked out at you.

Incongruity sparked a scarcely-controllable impulse to hysterical laughter.

At which the glint in her eye and the hidden smile on her lips sort of met and sparked and she laughed.

The Wabbly backed slowly from the irregular line where the first rockets sparked invisibly.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sparked, such as: trigger, kindle, precipitate, provoke, stir, and stimulate.

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