What does impale mean?

impale in AZ Dictionary

(v) To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
(v) To torture or destroy by impaling.
(v) To make helpless like by impaling.
(v) to pierce with a pale; to put to demise by correcting on a sharp stake.
(v) more usually, to pierce (anything) with any long, pointed object.
(v) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
to repair upon a stake; drive or push a sharpened risk through: an ancient and Oriental mode of capital punishment.
thus Figuratively, to make helpless just as if pierced through or impaled: because, to impale someone upon his or her own debate or upon the horns of a dilemma.
To surround or inclose with or much like stakes, posts, or palisades.

impale in Community Dictionary

to push a long, sharp object, like a harpoon or a spear, through a person's body in order that they tend to be mounted on it. Usually fatal. Connect the tool to a wall for additional enjoyment. by Harvey MaudlinReport definition
to stab an object into an individuals body hole. by EldridgeReport definition

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  • Synonym for "impale"
    • surround, transfix, torture, punish
  • Verb Forms for "impale"
    • impaled, impales, impaling
  • Phrases for "impale"
    • impale you
  • Rhyme for "impale"
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  • Hypernym for "impale"
    • kill
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