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Overview of verb pierce

The verb pierce has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) pierce

(cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest")

2. (1) pierce

(move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students")

3. pierce

(sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night")

4. pierce, thrust

(penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

5. pierce

(make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")


Overview of adj piercing

The adj piercing has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

(having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations")

2. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

(painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")

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