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English definition of “pierce”

pierce

verb     /pɪəs/ US  /pɪrs/
[I + adv/prep, T] to go into or through something, making a hole in it using a sharp point : The needle pierces the fabric four times a second. I couldn't wear these earrings because my ears aren't pierced. The gun fires a shell capable of piercing the armour of an enemy tank . The hole they drilled pierces six kilometres into the Earth's crust .Making holes in things [T] (of a light , sound , etc.) to suddenly be seen or heard , despite darkness , noise , etc.: A few rays of sunlight pierced the smoke .Crossing and moving through
(Definition of pierce verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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