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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pierce /ˈpɪrs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pierce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pierced p. pr. & vb. n. Piercing ]
 1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument. “I pierce . . . her tender side.”
 2. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
 3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery. Pierced with grief.”
    Can no prayers pierce thee?   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pierce, v. i. To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively.
    And pierced to the skin, but bit no more.   --Spenser.
    She would not pierce further into his meaning.   --Sir P. Sidney.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 14th President of the United States (1804-1869) [syn: Franklin
          Pierce, President Pierce]
      v 1: cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the
           flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced
           through the forest"
      2: move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc.)
         deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her
         words pierced the students"
      3: sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night"
      4: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument [syn: thrust]
      5: make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"