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skew·er

 (skyo͞o′ər)
n.
1. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
2. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
tr.v. skew·ered, skew·er·ing, skew·ers
1. To hold together or pierce with a skewer or other pointed object.
2. To ridicule or criticize harshly: a reviewer who skewered the tedious movie.

[Middle English skuer, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

skewer

(ˈskjʊə)
n
1. (Cookery) a long pin for holding meat in position while being cooked, etc
2. (Tools) a similar pin having some other function
3. (Chess & Draughts) chess a tactical manoeuvre in which an attacked man is made to move and expose another man to capture
vb
(tr) to drive a skewer through or fasten with a skewer
[C17: probably from dialect skiver]

skew•er

(ˈskyu ər)

n.
1. a long pin for inserting through meat or other food to hold it while cooking.
2. any similar pin for fastening or holding an item in place.
v.t.
3. to fasten with or as if with a skewer.
[1670–80; akin to earlier skiver, of obscure orig.]

skewer


Past participle: skewered
Gerund: skewering

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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skewer

To fasten food onto a pointed wooden or metal stick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skewer - a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roastedskewer - a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
spit - a skewer for holding meat over a fire
Verb1.skewer - drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
pin - pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"

skewer

verb pierce, gore, impale, spike, spear, bayonet He skewered his victim through the neck.
Translations
سِيخسيخ صَغير
grilovací jehlajehlašpejlešpíz
grilllspydspid
paistinvarrasseivästäävarrasvarrastaa
ražnjić
kjötprjónn
焼き串
꼬챙이
iesms
špajdľa
grillspett
ไม้เสียบ
cái xiên

skewer

[ˈskjʊəʳ]
A. Npincho m, broqueta f, brocheta f
B. VTensartar, espetar

skewer

[ˈskjuːər]
n (for kebabs)brochette f
vt [+ joint of meat, diced meat] → préparer en brochettesskew-whiff [ˌskjuːˈhwɪf] adj (British)de traviole

skewer

nSpieß m

skewer

[ˈskjʊəʳ]
1. n (for roasts) → spiedo; (for kebabs) → spiedino

skewer

(ˈskjuə) noun
a long pin of wood or metal for keeping meat together while roasting. Put the cubes of meat on a skewer.

skewer

سِيخ grilovací jehla spid Fleischspieß σουβλάκι pincho paistinvarras brochette ražnjić spiedino 焼き串 꼬챙이 spies grillspyd szpikulec espetinho, espeto шампур grillspett ไม้เสียบ kebap şişi cái xiên 串肉扦
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