- 1 impale something (on something) to push a sharp pointed object through something synonym spear She impaled a lump of meat on her fork.
- 2impale somebody/yourself on something if you impale yourself on something, or are impaled on it, you have a sharp pointed object pushed into you and you may be caught somewhere by it He fell and was impaled on some iron railings.
NAmE//ɪmˈpeɪl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impale
he / she / it impales
past simple impaled
-ing form impaling