Synonyms of pierce in English:

pierce


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verb

1‘be careful not to pierce the skin’

SYNONYMS
make a hole in, penetrate, puncture, punch, perforate, riddle, stab, prick, probe, gore, spike, stick, impale, transfix, bore, bore through, drill, drill through, lance, tap

2‘her father's anguish had pierced her to the quick’

SYNONYMS
hurt, wound, pain, grieve, sadden, distress, make miserable, make wretched, upset, trouble, harrow, cause anguish to, afflict, perturb, disturb
cut to the quick
affect, move, sting, mortify, sear, torment, torture, gnaw at, vex, gall

3‘shafts of bright sunlight pierced the smoke’

SYNONYMS
penetrate, pass through, burst through, percolate, pervade, permeate, filter through, light up