Impale

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English

Verb

Impale (third-person singular simple present Impales, present participle impaling, simple past and past participle impaled)

  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.

Thesaurus

agonize, auger, bayonet, bite, bloody, bore, broach, claw, convulse, countersink, crucify, dagger, dirk, dismember, draw and quarter, drill, empierce, excruciate, fix, gore, gouge, gouge out, grill, harrow, hole, honeycomb, keelhaul, kill by inches, knife, lacerate, lance, lancinate, macerate, martyr, martyrize, needle, penetrate, perforate, picket, pierce, pink, plunge in, poniard, prick, punch, puncture, punish, rack, ream, ream out, riddle, rip, run through, saber, savage, scarify, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, stiletto, sword, tap, tar and feather, torment, torture, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, wring

Pronunciation

  • (RP, US) IPA: /ɪmˈpeɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl