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  1. (noun) One of the rods or braces connecting the hub and rim of a wheel.
  2. (noun) Nautical One of the handles projecting from the rim of a ship's steering wheel.
  3. (noun) A rod or stick that may be inserted into a wheel to prevent it from turning.
  4. (noun) A rung of a ladder.
  5. (verb-transitive) To equip with spokes.
  6. (verb-transitive) To impede (a wheel) by inserting a rod.
  7. (verb) Past tense of speak.
  8. (verb) Archaic A past participle of speak.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The frog-woman crept to her side; gazed down upon Larry; spoke -- spoke -- to the Golden Girl in a swift stream of the sonorous, reverberant monosyllables; and Lakla answered her in kind. - The Moon Pool
  2. The title spoke for itself: two gay guys are having a baby. - Bil Browning: CNN's Gay In America: Stereotypes Abound & Bigger Picture Ignored
  3. Mr. McCain spoke from the back porch of the house, using a lectern. - McCain’s Hamptons Fund-Raiser - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  4. The depth and breadth and humanity he expressed has amazed me over the years, but the title spoke directly to these concerns, and it was a book I hadn't picked up in awhile. - Carol Smaldino: The Ethics of Insight
  5. Nathaniel said nothing in return but he didnt need to, his expression spoke volumes. - The Forgotten Garden


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