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1 pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer" [syn: transfix, empale, spike]
2 kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die" [syn: stake]

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  • /ɪmˈpeɪl/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪl


  1. to pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake.
  2. more generally, to pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.


to pierce (something) with any long, pointed object

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