Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impale

2 senses of impale

Sense 1
transfix, impale, empale, spike -- (pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer")
       => pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Sense 2
impale, stake -- (kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

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