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skewer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of skewer

  1. 1 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object let's skewer our marshmallows on these sticks and start toasting Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, impale, 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

  2. 2 to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter the satirical comic strip gleefully skewers many of society's sacred cows Synonyms deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, ridiculeRelated Words scoff (at), scorn, sneer (at); bad-mouth, belittle, decry, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; chaff, jive, josh, kid, quiz, rally, razz, rib, ride, tease, tweak, twit; bait, barrack [chiefly British], bug, catcall, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, needle, pester, rag, target, taunt, torment; ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, lampoon, mimic, parody, parrot, pillory, satirize, take off (on), travestyNear Antonyms applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction


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