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Definition of Pierce


  1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
  2. 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.
  3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
  4. To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively.
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Pierce Translations

pierce in French is perforage
pierce in German is durchbohren
pierce in Latin is percutio (percussum), foro
pierce in Spanish is horadar, agujerear, guinchar
pierce in Swedish is genombryta, genomborra