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Definition of pierce:

  1. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
  2. To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; - used literally and figuratively.
  3. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
  4. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.

Synonyms:

breach, stuff, hurl, President Pierce, focus, force, pass through, incise, slit, tear, hurtle, squeeze, gash, heighten, grip, transpierce, come over, hole, filter, gap, break, gore, lunge, harpoon, bend, help, engulf, prick, bathe, push up, catch, peck, spit, tattoo, cut, stab, riddle, open, piercing, throw, pass into, flood, enter, pick, run, dent, go into, surge, color, jab, enter, nosering, shove, break through, fade, rip, body piercing, break into, slash, pink, access, play, thrust, sweep over, grow, pulse, tattooist, franklin pierce, transfix, reflect, run through, waver.

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