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  1. skew·er
    IPA[ˈskyo͞oər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking:

      thread the meat onto large skewers and grill over a gentle heat

    verb

    • 1. fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer:

      skewer the cubes of beef, using six to eight per skewer
    • 2. criticize (someone) sharply:

      politicians are used to being skewered
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: skewer, plural noun: skewers

    • v.: verb: skewer, 3rd person present: skewers, gerund or present participle: skewering, past tense: skewered, past participle: skewered

    • noun

      a long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking:
    • verb

      fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer:

      subject to sharp criticism or critical analysis:

    • adjective

      (of pieces of food) fastened together or pierced with a pin or skewer:
    • adjective

      (of pieces of food) fastened together or pierced with a pin or skewer:
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