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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.]
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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]
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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.]
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skewer


Past participle: skewered
Gerund: skewering

Imperative
skewer
skewer
Present
I skewer
you skewer
he/she/it skewers
we skewer
you skewer
they skewer
Preterite
I skewered
you skewered
he/she/it skewered
we skewered
you skewered
they skewered
Present Continuous
I am skewering
you are skewering
he/she/it is skewering
we are skewering
you are skewering
they are skewering
Present Perfect
I have skewered
you have skewered
he/she/it has skewered
we have skewered
you have skewered
they have skewered
Past Continuous
I was skewering
you were skewering
he/she/it was skewering
we were skewering
you were skewering
they were skewering
Past Perfect
I had skewered
you had skewered
he/she/it had skewered
we had skewered
you had skewered
they had skewered
Future
I will skewer
you will skewer
he/she/it will skewer
we will skewer
you will skewer
they will skewer
Future Perfect
I will have skewered
you will have skewered
he/she/it will have skewered
we will have skewered
you will have skewered
they will have skewered
Future Continuous
I will be skewering
you will be skewering
he/she/it will be skewering
we will be skewering
you will be skewering
they will be skewering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skewering
you have been skewering
he/she/it has been skewering
we have been skewering
you have been skewering
they have been skewering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skewering
you will have been skewering
he/she/it will have been skewering
we will have been skewering
you will have been skewering
they will have been skewering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skewering
you had been skewering
he/she/it had been skewering
we had been skewering
you had been skewering
they had been skewering
Conditional
I would skewer
you would skewer
he/she/it would skewer
we would skewer
you would skewer
they would skewer
Past Conditional
I would have skewered
you would have skewered
he/she/it would have skewered
we would have skewered
you would have skewered
they would have skewered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

skewer

To fasten food onto a pointed wooden or metal stick.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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skewer

verb pierce, gore, impale, spike, spear, bayonet He skewered his victim through the neck.
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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
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skewer

[ˈskjuːər]
n (for kebabs)brochette f
vt [+ joint of meat, diced meat] → préparer en brochettesskew-whiff [ˌskjuːˈhwɪf] adj (British)de traviole
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

skewer

nSpieß m
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skewer

[ˈskjʊəʳ]
1. n (for roasts) → spiedo; (for kebabs) → spiedino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

skewer

(ˈskjuə) noun
a long pin of wood or metal for keeping meat together while roasting. Put the cubes of meat on a skewer.
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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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References in classic literature ?
'If you were treated as you ought to be,' said Miss Wren, 'you'd be fed upon the skewers of cats' meat;--only the skewers, after the cats had had the meat.
skewers, either single, double, or even five pronged.
If I do not tan thy hide this day as ne'er I tanned a calf's hide in all my life before, split my staff into skewers for lamb's flesh and call me no more brave man!
Why, you King-Post, you, I suppose you would have every man in the world go about with a small lightning-rod running up the corner of his hat, like a militia officer's skewered feather, and trailing behind like his sash.
The old woman, seeming to forget Maggie's hunger, poked the skewer into the pot with new vigor, and the younger crept under the tent and reached out some platters and spoons.
Each piece, suspended on a small, thin skewer, was hung over a fire of green wood.
He saw that in each font was a quantity of food, and that each Wieroo was armed with a wooden skewer, sharpened at one end; with which they carried solid portions of food to their mouths.
He brought down a white pigeon and a wood-pigeon, which, cleverly plucked and suspended from a skewer, was roasted before a red fire of dead wood.
But this was against all rule; for the oarsmen must put out their eyes, and ram a skewer through their necks; usage pronouncing that they must have no organs but ears, and no limbs but arms, in these critical moments.
He had a vision of a high-lying cattle-drive in California, and the bed of a dried stream with one muddy pool, by which the vaqueros had encamped: splendid sun over all, the big bonfire blazing, the strips of cow browning and smoking on a skewer of wood; how warm it was, how savoury the steam of scorching meat!
But it's my opinion as there's them at the head o' this country as are worse enemies to us nor Bony and all the mounseers he's got at 's back; for as for the mounseers, you may skewer half-a-dozen of 'em at once as if they war frogs.'"
Nevertheless, as he lived in a spacious house in Golden Square, which, in addition to a brass plate upon the street-door, had another brass plate two sizes and a half smaller upon the left hand door-post, surrounding a brass model of an infant's fist grasping a fragment of a skewer, and displaying the word 'Office,' it was clear that Mr Ralph Nickleby did, or pretended to do, business of some kind; and the fact, if it required any further circumstantial evidence, was abundantly demonstrated by the diurnal attendance, between the hours of half- past nine and five, of a sallow-faced man in rusty brown, who sat upon an uncommonly hard stool in a species of butler's pantry at the end of the passage, and always had a pen behind his ear when he answered the bell.