Court watchers prepared to see Chernoff skewer Alvarez about waiting so long to tell that story—had he made it all up?
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
We use this guy as a foil to skewer Hollywood actors and pop culture.
To find out why Judge & Co. decided to skewer Silicon Valley, and how they went about doing it, we recently gave them a call.
skewer, skū′ėr, n. a pin of wood or iron for keeping meat in form while roasting.
When you put it away after dinner, skewer on again the skin.
Run a lark spit or a skewer through it, and tie it on the ordinary spit.
skewer the livers and gizzards to the sides, under the wings.
Take a skewer, make a hole in the flesh of the breast of the chicken, and put a truffle-peg into it.
1670s, variant of dialectal skiver (1660s), perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skifa "a cut, slice" (of bread, etc.), Swedish skifer "a slate," which are related to shiver (n.1) "small piece."
1701, from the noun. Related: Skewered; skewering.
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.