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spear1

spear1

 
 
pronunciation:
spir
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp pointed tip, usu. thrown or thrust overhand, and used in warfare, hunting, or fishing.
 
similar words:
lance
definition 2: a spear carrier in a military unit; spearman.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: speared, spearing, spears
definition 1: to pierce or hold fast with or as if with a spear.
The fisherman speared the salmon.The child speared the meat with her fork.
similar words:
stab
definition 2: to catch hold of with or as if with an outstretched arm.
The boss speared me in the hallway.
similar words:
snag
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to thrust or penetrate like a spear.
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derivation: spearer (n.)
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