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pierce

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1 to go or come in or into
  • Thoughts of revenge relentlessly pierced her mind.
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set foot in, step into

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2 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • pierced his ears with a needle
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3 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • The saber pierced his chest.
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Synonym Discussion of pierce

enter, penetrate, pierce, probe mean to make way into something. enter is the most general of these and may imply either going in or forcing a way in.
    • entered the city in triumph
penetrate carries a strong implication of an impelling force or compelling power that achieves entrance.
    • the enemy penetrated the fortress
pierce means an entering or cutting through with a sharp pointed instrument.
    • pierced the boil with a lancet
probe implies penetration to investigate or explore something hidden from sight or knowledge.
    • probed the depths of the sea


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