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    #1

    spiked

    I'm not sure what "spike" means in the following.

    By 2014, the Great Depression had passed. Yet while the fever may have spiked, unease lingers.

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    Re: spiked

    It has passed its peak. The worst is over. If you graph the "fever" it would have a sharp increase, then a return to normal.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Sep-2014 at 18:08. Reason: Fixing typo

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    #3

    Re: spiked

    The highest temperature recorded during a (medical) fever is referred to as its spike.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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