Definition of 'penetrate'
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Example sentences containing 'penetrate'
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His mind would be harder for Vangelis to penetrate than a concrete fortification. COUP D'ETAT (2000)He craned through the front window to try to penetrate the murky green shadows clustered under the legs of the floating steel platform. A DAYSTAR OF FEAR (2000)At the same time the sun's vital rays would be unable to penetrate this shroud. SEIZE THE RECKLESS WIND (2000)
He stood uncertainly in the opening, his head moving from side to side, his weak eyes unable to penetrate the darkness. HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY (2000)
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Translations for 'penetrate'
British English: penetrate VERB
If something or someone penetrates a physical object or an area, they succeed in getting into it or passing through it.
X-rays can penetrate many objects.
Definition of penetrate from the Collins English Dictionary
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