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Synonyms for impale

Synonyms for impale

pierce with a sharp stake or point

kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole


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...I was struck with one of the report author's suggestion that the bird is its own worst enemy: they throw up when scared, fly poor and impale themselves on thorns and are hated by local fisherman.
Shrikes also impale objects of no nutritional value to themselves, such as fruit (Beven and England, 1969), fecal sacs, pellets, eggshells and wool (Owen, 1948).
Young fawns who can't jump the fence may impale themselves on the metal as they try to crawl underneath.
Some passion vines grow hooked hairs that can impale a caterpillar.
At one point the rod supports Grant, who is treated like a pig ready for roasting; then it impales Biesecker; later still, the dancers sequentially jump the pole.