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skewer

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noun skew·er \ˈskyü-ər, ˈskyu̇r\

Definition of skewer

  1. 1 :  a pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to keep it in form while roasting or to hold small pieces of meat or vegetables for broiling

  2. 2 :  any of various things shaped or used like a meat skewer

Origin and Etymology of skewer

Middle English skeuier


First Known Use: 15th century


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skewer

transitive verb skew·er

Definition of skewer

  1. 1 :  to fasten or pierce with or as if with a skewer

  2. 2 :  to criticize or ridicule sharply and effectively

Examples of skewer in a sentence

  1. <let's skewer our marshmallows on these sticks and start toasting>

  2. <the satirical comic strip gleefully skewers many of society's sacred cows>

1701

First Known Use of skewer

1701


SKEWER Defined for English Language Learners

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skewer

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noun skew·er \ˈskyü-ər, ˈskyu̇r\

Definition of skewer for English Language Learners

  • : a long pointed piece of metal or wood that is pushed through pieces of food to keep them together or hold them in place for cooking


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skewer

transitive verb skew·er

Definition of skewer for English Language Learners

  • : to push a skewer through (food)

  • : to criticize (someone or something) very harshly



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