pierce+through

  • 1 pierce — [pıəs US pırs] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: percer, probably from Latin pertundere to make a hole through ] 1.) [T] to make a small hole in or through something, using an object with a sharp point ▪ Steam the corn until it can easily …

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  • 2 Pierce — Pierce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pierced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piercing}.] [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per through + …

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  • 3 pierce — vt pierced, pierc·ing: to see through the usu. misleading or false appearance of the object of summary judgment is to pierce the pleadings and allow a judgment on the merits J. H. Friedenthal et al. the Internal Revenue Service may attempt to… …

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  • 4 pierce — [pirs] vt. pierced, piercing [ME percen < OFr percer < VL * pertusiare < L pertusus, pp. of pertundere, to thrust through < per, through + tundere, to strike < IE base * (s)teu , to push > STOCK] 1. to pass into or through as a… …

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  • 5 Pierce Transit — Pierce Transit, in full The Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation , is a mass transit agency serving Pierce County, the second most populous county in Washington state.Pierce Transit was formed in 1979 when voters passed a… …

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  • 6 Pierce v. Society of Sisters — Supreme Court of the United States Argued March 16–17, 1925 Decided June …

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  • 7 pierce — [v] cut, penetrate bore, break, break in, break through, cleave, crack, crack open, drill, enter, gash, incise, intrude, pass through, perforate, plow, prick, probe, puncture, run through, slash, slice, slit, spike, stab, stick into, transfix;… …

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  • 8 pierce — ► VERB 1) make a hole in or through with a sharp object. 2) force or cut a way through. 3) (piercing) very sharp, cold, or high pitched. DERIVATIVES piercer noun. ORIGIN Old French percer, from Latin pertundere bore through …

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  • 9 through-pierce — see through 1 …

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  • 10 Pierce — Pierce, v. i. To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; used literally and figuratively. [1913 Webster] And pierced to the skin, but bit no more. Spenser. [1913 Webster] She would not pierce… …

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  • 11 Pierce Pettis — is an American singer/songwriter from Alabama. Biography A former staff writer for PolyGram Publishing in Nashville, Pettis musical career was started in 1979 when Joan Baez covered one of his songs, Song at the End of the Movie , on her album… …

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  • 12 Through — Through, adv. 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through. [1913 Webster] 2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through. [1913 Webster] 3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a… …

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  • 13 pierce — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. perser, O.Fr. percier (11c.), probably from V.L. *pertusiare, frequentative of L. pertusus, pp. of pertundere to thrust or bore through, from per through + tundere to beat, pound, from PIE root * (s)tud to beat, strike …

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  • 14 pierce — [ pırs ] verb transitive * 1. ) if a sharp object pierces something, it makes a hole in it: PENETRATE: The knife entered his chest and pierced his heart. a ) to make a hole in something by pushing a sharp object into it: Pierce the potatoes… …

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  • 15 pierce — pierceable, adj. piercer, n. /pears/, v., pierced, piercing. v.t. 1. to penetrate into or run through (something), as a sharp, pointed dagger, object, or instrument does. 2. to make a hole or opening in. 3. to bore into or through; tunnel …

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  • 16 Pierce County, Washington — Infobox U.S. County county = Pierce County state = Washington map size = 225 founded = December 22, 1852 seat = Tacoma | area total sq mi =1806 area land sq mi =1679 area water sq mi =128 area percentage = 7.06% census yr = 2000 pop = 700820… …

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  • 17 Pierce-Arrow — If you were looking for the Peirce arrow, you will find it here. Pierce Arrow was an American automobile manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York, which was active between 1901 and 1938. Best known for its expensive luxury cars, Pierce Arrow also… …

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  • 18 Pierce Brosnan — Infobox actor caption = Brosnan at the Matador premiere, September 2005 birthname = Pierce Brendan Brosnan birthdate = birth date and age|1953|5|16 birthplace = Castletown, County Meath, Republic of Ireland website = http://www.piercebrosnan.com/ …

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  • 19 Pierce County Foothills Trail — The Foothills Trail is a mostly paved non motorized rail trail in east Pierce County, Washington, extending uninterrupted for Convert|14|mi|km|0 from Puyallup, Washington to Orting, Washington to South Prairie, Washington. The trail is used by… …

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  • 20 pierce — [[t]pɪ͟ə(r)s[/t]] pierces, piercing, pierced 1) VERB If a sharp object pierces something, or if you pierce something with a sharp object, the object goes into it and makes a hole in it. [V n] One bullet pierced the left side of his chest... [V n …

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