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harpoons

verb
present tense third-person singular of harpoon

Synonyms of harpoons

(Entry 1 of 2)

to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • she deftly harpooned a shrimp with her skewer and held it over the fire

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harpoons

noun
plural of harpoon

Synonyms of harpoons (Entry 2 of 2)

as in tridents, gaffs

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harpooning

harpoons

harps (on)

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“Harpoons.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/harpoons. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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