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synonyms for impale

  • prick
  • transfix
  • lance
  • perforate
  • pierce
  • punch
  • puncture
  • skewer
  • spear
  • spike
  • stick
  • run through
  • skiver
See also synonyms for: impaled / impalement
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How to use impale in a sentence

There is not a moment of Thompson’s screen time she does not render a cool pleasure, each line delivery an icicle falling from a skyscraper to impale an unfortunate target.
COUNTERPOINT: DISNEY’S GIRLBOSS ‘CRUELLA’ ACTUALLY RULESKEVIN FALLONMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Doctors this week published an image of just such an uncommon ocular impaling.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BEE STINGS YOU DIRECTLY IN YOUR EYEBALLBETH MOLEDECEMBER 4, 2020ARS TECHNICA
It squealed, shrill with triumph, and the horn swept up to impale him.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
The infuriated bull was fast nearing him, with head lowered, and horns set to crush or impale him.
THE VEE-BOERSMAYNE REID
"I don't care to listen to your offensive utterances," she said, gazing at him as if to impale him with her glance.
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
David took out his penknife and proceeded to impale his cigar upon the blade thereof.
DAVID HARUMEDWARD NOYES WESTCOTT
The elephants trumpeted shrilly; and while some tried to charge it and impale it on their tusks, others stampeded.
LIFE IN AN INDIAN OUTPOSTGORDON CASSERLY
They impale the eggs of the red grouse upon their bills, and carry them away to eat at leisure.
POACHERS AND POACHINGJOHN WATSON
Seeing the bird's beady black eyes fasten upon it he made a quick movement to impale it with his fork.
JIM SPURLING, FISHERMANALBERT WALTER TOLMAN
They have something good and strictly ephemeral to say on everything, and don't know enough of anything to impale their hearers.
THE WOMAN-HATERCHARLES READE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPALE

  • gouge
  • impale
  • lance
  • perforate
  • puncture
  • spear
  • stab
  • stick
  • wound
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