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(of a sharp pointed object) To go into or through (something)
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“Once the skins are removed, pierce a cross shape in the root ends with the tip of a sharp knife - this will keep the shallots whole as they cook.”
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To penetrate or force a way through
“As copious steam clouds and sharp hoots pierce the morning calm, an air of excitement and expectation is palpable among those who have got into the coaches.”
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To hurt or distress emotionally
“Her words pierced Lydia's heart like an arrow.”
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To examine something with great care
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To pierce (a cask) to draw out liquid
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To cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to
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To fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass
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To have or gain entry or access to a place or location
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To understand by thinking carefully about
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To discover something (after searching)
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The act of stabbing or piercing
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A mark or decoration cut into a surface
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