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pierce

 
 
pronunciation:
pirs
part of speech: verb
inflections: pierces, piercing, pierced
definition 1: to pass or go through with or as if with something sharp; penetrate.
Pierce the potato before baking.A scream pierced the air.
synonyms:
enter, penetrate, stab, stick
similar words:
bore, cut, drill, knife, perforate, prick, tunnel
definition 2: to make a hole in.
The arrow pierced the target.
synonyms:
bore, perforate, puncture, slit
similar words:
drill, punch, tunnel
derivations: pierceable (adj.), piercer (n.)