Definition of spear verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spear

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//spɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spear
BrE BrE//spɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪr//
 
he / she / it spears
BrE BrE//spɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪrz//
 
past simple speared
BrE BrE//spɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪrd//
 
past participle speared
BrE BrE//spɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪrd//
 
-ing form spearing
BrE BrE//ˈspɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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spear something/somebody to throw or push a spear or other pointed object through something/somebody They were standing in the river spearing fish. She speared an olive with her fork. Word Origin Old English spere, of Germanic origin; compare with Dutch speer and German Speer.
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