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To physically pierce or probe into
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“Some of the crystals rained down hard enough to penetrate his shield, forcing their way through its outer shell.”
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To understand, or try to understand, something
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“Many dismissed him as a crank and made little effort to penetrate his prose or make sense of his ideas.”
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To be fully understood or realized by someone
“Mel pondered on his advice, letting the words slowly penetrate.”
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To gain access to something, especially forcefully or unlawfully
“As recently as two weeks ago, we suspected that hackers were once again trying to penetrate our systems.”
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To diffuse or permeate through
“The video illustrates how sunrays penetrate through the surface of the water.”
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To confront through the use of military force
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To examine something with great care
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To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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To discover something (after searching)
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Burst through
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To detect the true nature of, and not be deceived by, someone or something
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To remove contaminants or impurities from
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To percolate through an opening or surface
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