Synonyms and Antonyms of pierce

  1. 1 to go or come in or into thoughts of revenge relentlessly pierced her mind Synonyms access, penetrate, enterRelated Words barge (in), breeze (in), burst (in or into), waltz (in); drop in, pop (in); stray (into), wander (into); crash, encroach, gate-crash, infiltrate, infringe, intrude, invade, trespassAntonyms depart, exit, leave

  2. 2 to make a hole or series of holes in pierced his ears with a needle Synonyms bore, drill, hole, perforate, punch, puncture, riddleRelated Words broach, tap; poke, prick, prickle; penetrate; burrow (into), excavate, gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, notch, rend, rupture, slash, slit, splitNear Antonyms fill, patch, plug, seal

  3. 3 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object the saber pierced his chest, releasing a spurt of blood Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, impale, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceRelated Words spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice

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