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  1. pierce
    IPA[pirs]
  2. verb

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: pierce, 3rd person present: pierces, gerund or present participle: piercing, past tense: pierced, past participle: pierced

    • verb

      (of a sharp pointed object) go into or through (something):

      make (a hole) with a sharp instrument:

    • adjective

      (of the ears, nose, or other part of the body) having had a hole made so as to wear jewelry:
    • adjective

      (of the ears, nose, or other part of the body) having had a hole made so as to wear jewellery:
    • (1804–69), 14th president of the US 1853–57. A New Hampshire Democrat, he served as US congressman 1833–37 and US senator 1837–42. His presidency saw the rise of divisions within the country over slavery and the encouragement of settlement in the northwest.
    • a resort and port city in east central Florida; population 40,885 (est. 2008).
    • (1866–1939), US Supreme Court associate justice 1922–39. A pro-business conservative, he was appointed to the Court by President Harding.
    • (1804–69), American Democratic statesman, 14th president of the US 1853–7.
    • (1893–1935) US politician; known as the Kingfish. A Democrat, he served as governor of Louisiana 1928–31 and as a US senator 1932–35 and was known as a dictatorial demagogue with politically radical ideas, most notably his “Share the Wealth” program. Not long after he announced his plans to run for the US presidency, he was assassinated.
    • affect someone keenly or deeply
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