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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: pierce /pɪrs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypierce
he/she/itpierces
present participlepiercing
past tensepierced
past participlepierced
  1. 1
    if a sharp object pierces something, it makes a hole in it

    The knife entered his chest and pierced his heart.

    1. a.
      to make a hole in something by pushing a sharp object into it

      Pierce the potatoes several times and place in a hot oven.

    2. c.
      formal if a surface is pierced by holes, there are holes in it

      Passageways were pierced through the walls of the caves.

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