Definition of 'pierce'
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The home fans roared back each time a player's fist pierced the air. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The home fans roared back each time a player's fist pierced the air. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They stopped her ribs piercing her heart. The Sun (2011)The light has come to pierce the darkness. Christianity Today (2000)We walked down the valley through rainforest so thick with plants that light barely pierced the canopy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The only contact they have had is through three bore holes which have pierced their bunker. Times, Sunday Times (2010) One of these pierced the envelope and set it on fire. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suddenly they spotted a group of blue and green lights piercing through the fog. The Sun (2008)Simply cut off the top and pierce some holes in the base for drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The shards of humanity pierced the heart. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sudden shafts of light pierce the humid gloom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One day, there is a sweetness in the air so piercing it is almost like pain. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)Thus, despite huge effort, only thin beams of light pierce our twilight of ignorance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rain bars are, as they sound, long tubes pierced with spray holes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A voice pierced the air. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, while they are still soft pierce a hole at the top of each with a skewer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At 1.6 billion, it weighs in at nearly twice the cost of the tower that appears to pierce a hole in the sky. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'pierce'
British English: pierce /pɪəs/ VERB
If a sharp object pierces something, or if you pierce something with a sharp object, the object goes into it and makes a hole in it.
Pierce the skin of the potato with a fork.
- American English: pierce
- Arabic: يَخْرِق
- Brazilian Portuguese: furar
- Chinese: 刺穿
- Croatian: probosti
- Czech: propíchnout
- Danish: gennembore
- Dutch: doordringen
- European Spanish: agujerear
- Finnish: lävistää
- French: percer
- German: durchstechen
- Greek: διατρυπώ
- Italian: perforare
- Japanese: 穴をあける
- Korean: 구멍을 뚫다
- Norwegian: gjennomhulle
- Polish: przebić
- European Portuguese: furar
- Romanian: a găuri
- Russian: прокалывать
- Spanish: agujerear
- Swedish: tränga igenom
- Thai: เจาะ
- Turkish: delmek
- Ukrainian: проколювати
- Vietnamese: xuyên thủng
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