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spear

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • she speared a pea with her fork and angrily flung it

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spear

noun

Synonyms of spear (Entry 2 of 2)

a weapon with a long straight handle and sharp head or blade
  • the Roman gladiator thrust his spear triumphantly into the lion's side

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The first known use of spear was before the 12th century

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“Spear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spear. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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