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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 of skewer gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, impale, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceWords Related to skewer 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 of skewer deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, ridiculeWords Related to skewer 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 of skewer applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction



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