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Definition of impale verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impale
    he / she / it impales
    past simple impaled
    -ing form impaling
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  1. 1impale something (on something) to push a sharp pointed object through something synonym spear She impaled a lump of meat on her fork.
  2. 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.
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