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impale

im·pale

impale

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm peIl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: impaled, impales, impaling
definition 1: to pierce and hold fast with a sharp-pointed instrument such as a spear.
The boy impaled the insect with a sturdy pin and added it to his collection.Many villagers were impaled in the massacre.
definition 2: to make immobile or helpless, as with a sharp word or look.
derivation: impalement (n.)