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im·pale

(ĭm-pāl′) also em·pale (ĕm-)
tr.v. im·paled, im·pal·ing, im·pales also em·paled or em·pal·ing or em·pales
1. To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
2. To torture or kill by impaling.

[Medieval Latin impālāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin pālus, stake; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

im·pale′ment n.
im·pal′er n.

impale

(ɪmˈpeɪl) or

empale

vb (tr)
1. (often foll by: on, upon, or with) to pierce with a sharp instrument: they impaled his severed head on a spear.
2. archaic to enclose with pales or fencing; fence in
3. (Heraldry) heraldry to charge (a shield) with two coats of arms placed side by side
[C16: from Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin im- (in) + pālus pale2]
imˈpalement, emˈpalement n
imˈpaler, emˈpaler n

im•pale

(ɪmˈpeɪl)

v.t. -paled, -pal•ing.
1. to pierce or fix with something pointed.
2. to pierce with a sharpened stake thrust up through the body.
3. to make helpless as if pierced through.
4. to combine (coats of arms) on a shield with a pale dividing vertically.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin impālāre]
im•pal′er, n.
im•pale′ment, n.

impale


Past participle: impaled
Gerund: impaling

Imperative
impale
impale
Present
I impale
you impale
he/she/it impales
we impale
you impale
they impale
Preterite
I impaled
you impaled
he/she/it impaled
we impaled
you impaled
they impaled
Present Continuous
I am impaling
you are impaling
he/she/it is impaling
we are impaling
you are impaling
they are impaling
Present Perfect
I have impaled
you have impaled
he/she/it has impaled
we have impaled
you have impaled
they have impaled
Past Continuous
I was impaling
you were impaling
he/she/it was impaling
we were impaling
you were impaling
they were impaling
Past Perfect
I had impaled
you had impaled
he/she/it had impaled
we had impaled
you had impaled
they had impaled
Future
I will impale
you will impale
he/she/it will impale
we will impale
you will impale
they will impale
Future Perfect
I will have impaled
you will have impaled
he/she/it will have impaled
we will have impaled
you will have impaled
they will have impaled
Future Continuous
I will be impaling
you will be impaling
he/she/it will be impaling
we will be impaling
you will be impaling
they will be impaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impaling
you have been impaling
he/she/it has been impaling
we have been impaling
you have been impaling
they have been impaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impaling
you will have been impaling
he/she/it will have been impaling
we will have been impaling
you will have been impaling
they will have been impaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impaling
you had been impaling
he/she/it had been impaling
we had been impaling
you had been impaling
they had been impaling
Conditional
I would impale
you would impale
he/she/it would impale
we would impale
you would impale
they would impale
Past Conditional
I would have impaled
you would have impaled
he/she/it would have impaled
we would have impaled
you would have impaled
they would have impaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impale - pierce with a sharp stake or pointimpale - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
pin - pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
spear - pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
2.impale - kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

impale

verb pierce, stick, run through, spike, lance, spear, skewer, spit, transfix He died after being impaled on railings.
Translations
يَرفَعُ على الخازوق
napíchnout
spidde
karóba húz
reka í gegn, stinga á tein
pasmeigti
caurdurt
napichnúť
saplamak

impale

[ɪmˈpeɪl] VT (as punishment) → empalar; (on sword, spike) → ensartar, atravesar
to impale o.s. onatravesarse con
the heads of their victims were impaled on spikeslas cabezas de sus víctimas eran ensartadas en postes
he fell, impaling himself on the daggerse cayó y se atravesó con la daga

impale

[ɪmˈpeɪl] vt [+ person] → empaler
to be impaled on a metal spike → s'empaler sur une pointe en métal

impale

vtaufspießen (→ on auf +dat)

impale

[ɪmˈpeɪl] vtimpalare

impale

(imˈpeil) verb
to fix on, or pierce with, a long pointed object such as a spear etc.
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