Meaning of “impale” in the English Dictionary

"impale" in British English

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impaleverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ɪmˈpeɪl/ us /ɪmˈpeɪl/

(Definition of “impale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impale" in American English

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impaleverb [ T ]

us /ɪmˈpeɪl/

to push a sharp pointed object through something, esp. an animal’s or person’s body:

Walruses sometimes use their tusks to impale seals for food.

(Definition of “impale” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)