Definition of impale
1 : to join (coats of arms) on a heraldic shield divided vertically by a pale
2a : to pierce with or as if with something pointed; especially : to torture or kill by fixing on a sharp stakeb : to fix in an inescapable or helpless position
impalementplay \im-ˈpāl-mənt\ noun
impalerplay \im-ˈpā-lər\ noun
Examples of impale in a Sentence
impale a marshmallow or two on that stick and let's start toasting
Recent Examples of impale from the Web
Also nobody gets stabbed, decapitated, disemboweled, impaled, poisoned, burned alive, blown into a million little pieces or shoved out the Moon Door.
How satisfying to spy an assassin bug impaling a stinkbug or Japanese beetle in their grasp!
A 22-year-old American is in serious condition after he was thrown from a bull, impaled in his left arm and then dragged.
As my burger’s bun toasted, it was impaled with a long, broken toothpick, a long intact toothpick, a short toothpick and a green toothpick with a curlicue at the end.
Kahlo, who died in 1954 at age 47, endured polio as a child and nearly died in a bus accident that caused a railing to impale her body.
One such table is laden with metal stands, on which several dozen decapitated doll heads of various shapes, expressions, colors, and hairstyles are impaled on spikes—an admonitory display of contemptible traitors from Tudor England’s hottest town.
A piece of the suspension had broken through the chassis and impaled his leg.
A piece of the suspension had broken through the chasis and impaled his leg.
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IMPALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impale for English Language Learners
: to cause a pointed object to go into or through (someone or something)
IMPALE Defined for Kids
Definition of impale for Students
: to pierce with something pointed
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