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IMPALE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does impale mean? 

IMPALE (verb)
  The verb IMPALE has 2 senses:

1. pierce with a sharp stake or point
2. kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

  Familiarity information: IMPALE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPALE (verb)


Sense 1impale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pierce with a sharp stake or point

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

empale; impale; spike; transfix

Context example:

impale a shrimp on a skewer

Hypernyms (to "impale" is one way to...):

pierce; thrust (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impale"):

pin (pierce with a pin)

spear (pierce with a spear)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2impale [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

impale; stake

Context example:

the enemies were impaled and left to die

Hypernyms (to "impale" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

"Impale" entails doing...:

pierce (make a hole into)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

They want to impale the prisoners


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