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To make a hole, dent or line in something - thesaurus

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Synonyms

tear

verb

to pull something so that it separates into pieces or gets a hole in it, or to become damaged in this way

pierce

verb

if a sharp object pierces something, it makes a hole in it

pit

verb

to make small marks or holes in a surface

prick

verb

to make a very small hole in the surface of something with a sharp object

gouge

verb

to cut long deep holes in something

riddle

verb

to make a lot of holes in someone or something, especially with bullets

pierce

verb

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

rip

verb

to make a hole in something using force

pierce

verb

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

bore

verb

to make a deep hole in something hard

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dent

verb

to make a dent in a surface

furrow

verb

to make a deep line in something

hollow out

to make a hole in something by removing what is inside it

hollow out

to make or build something by making a hole in something

indent

verb

to make a hole or mark in the surface of something

knock

verb

to make a hole or space in something by hitting it many times

poke a hole in something

to make a hole in something by pushing something through it

puncture

verb

to make a small hole in the surface of something such as a tyre with something sharp

scour

verb

to form a passage or hole in something by moving continuously over it

skewer

verb

to push a pointed object into something or someone, making a hole or causing injury

stick

verb

if something sticks in, into, or through something else, its end remains pushed into or through it

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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