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Pierce (v. t.) To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
Pierce (v. t.) To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
Pierce (v. t.) Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
Pierce (v. i.) To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively.
Piercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pierce
Piercing (a.) Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.