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English verb: impale

1. impale (contact) pierce with a sharp stake or point

SamplesImpale a shrimp on a skewer.

Synonymsempale, spike, transfix

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

Narrower (hyponym)pin, spear

2. impale (contact) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

SamplesThe enemies were impaled and left to die.

ExamplesThey want to impale the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)kill


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