But the air was pierced by an even more dangerous and unsettling sound—the sound of counter-revolution.
Add the garlic to the pan and cook for three more minutes, until the fish flakes when pierced with a fork.
She was immediately shot in the neck and went down, blood spurting from a major vein that had been pierced by the bullet.
late 13c. "make a hole in; force one's way through," from Anglo-French perser, Old French percier "pierce, transfix, drive through" (12c., Modern French percer), probably from Vulgar Latin *pertusiare, frequentative of Latin pertusus, past participle of pertundere "to thrust or bore through," from per- "through" (see per) + tundere "to beat, pound," from PIE *tund-, from root *(s)teu- "to push, strike, knock, beat, thrust" (see obtuse). Related: Pierced; piercing.