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Spanish translation of “pierce”

pierce

verb /piəs/
(of pointed objects) to go into or through (something)
atravesar, traspasar
The arrow pierced his arm A sudden light pierced the darkness.
to make a hole in or through (something) with a pointed object
perforar, agujerear
Pierce the lid before removing it from the jar.
piercing adjective loud; shrill
penetrante, agudo, desgarrador
a piercing scream.
(of cold weather, winds etc) sharp; intense
cortante, penetrante
a piercing wind piercing cold.
looking intently or sharply as though able to see through things
penetrante
piercing eyes a piercing glance.
piercingly adverb
penetrantemente, cortantemente
She looked at him piercingly.
piercingness noun
carácter penetrante, agudo
(Definition of pierce from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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