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pierce

pierce

 
pronunciation:
pirs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pierced, pierces, piercing
definition 1: to stab or go through with or as if with something sharp; penetrate.
The knife pierced his arm.Her laughter pierced the air.
synonyms:
enter, penetrate, puncture, stab, stick
similar words:
bore, cut, drill, gore, knife, perforate, prick, thrust, tunnel
definition 2: to create a hole, slit, or the like in.
Pierce the plastic covering before putting the dish in the microwave.
synonyms:
bore, perforate, puncture, slit
similar words:
drill, hole, punch, tunnel
definition 3: to produce (a hole, slit, or the like) in something by perforating it.
The dog pierced holes in the ball with his teeth.
synonyms:
enter, penetrate, puncture
similar words:
hole, slit
definition 4: to go through or into.
The canal pierces the desert.
synonyms:
enter, penetrate
similar words:
range, traverse
definition 5: to cause to be afflicted with an unpleasant emotion or sensation.
He was pierced with envy.
similar words:
affect, afflict, move, penetrate, prick, strike
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to enter, penetrate, or go through something.
He flinched as the needle pierced.
synonyms:
enter, penetrate
similar words:
hole, stick, thrust
derivations: pierceable (adj.), piercer (n.)