Synonyms of pierce in English:

pierce


See definition of pierce

verb

1‘be careful not to pierce the skin’

SYNONYMS

make a hole in, penetrate, puncture, punch, perforate, riddle, stab, prick, probe, gore, spike, stick, impale, transfix, bore, bore through, drill, drill through, lance, tap

2‘her father's anguish had pierced her to the quick’

SYNONYMS

hurt, wound, pain, grieve, sadden, distress, make miserable, make wretched, upset, trouble, harrow, cause anguish to, afflict, perturb, disturb

cut to the quick

affect, move, sting, mortify, sear, torment, torture, gnaw at, vex, gall

3‘shafts of bright sunlight pierced the smoke’

SYNONYMS

penetrate, pass through, burst through, percolate, pervade, permeate, filter through, light up