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Definition 1: make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where perforate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • perforate the sheets of paper

Synonyms for perforate in the sense of this definition

(perforate is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 2: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance - [verb of contact]

Samples where perforate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms for perforate in the sense of this definition

(perforate is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of perforate ) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

(... is a kind of perforate ) cut or make a way through

"the knife cut through the flesh" "The path pierced the jungle" "Light pierced through the forest"

(... is a kind of perforate ) force a way through

(... is a kind of perforate ) pass through

"Water permeates sand easily"

(... is a kind of perforate ) thoroughly work in

"His hands were grained with dirt"

(... is a kind of perforate ) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

(... is a kind of perforate ) take by force

"Storm the fort"

(... is a kind of perforate ) run slowly and gradually

"Blood oozed through the bandage"

(... is a kind of perforate ) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

(... is a kind of perforate ) penetrate thoroughly and into every part

"the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"

(... is a kind of perforate ) penetrate injuriously

"The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

(... is a kind of perforate ) penetrate mutually or be interlocked

"The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

(... is a kind of perforate ) pierce with force

"The bullet struck her thigh" "The icy wind struck through our coats"

(... is a kind of perforate ) pierce or penetrate

"The blade broke her skin"

(... is a kind of perforate ) briefly enter enemy territory

(... is a kind of perforate ) enter briefly

"We poked into the bar"

(... is a kind of perforate ) enter surreptitiously

"He sneaked in under cover of darkness" "In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in"

(... is a kind of perforate ) spread or diffuse through

"An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration" "music penetrated the entire building" "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

(... is a kind of perforate ) examine physically with or as if with a probe

"probe an anthill"

Definition 3: having a hole cut through - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where perforate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pierced ears
  • a perforated eardrum
  • a punctured balloon

Synonyms for perforate in the sense of this definition

(perforate is similar to ...) separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument

"the cut surface was mottled" "cut tobacco" "blood from his cut forehead" "bandages on her cut wrists"

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