"pierces" in the noun sense
1. Pierce, Franklin Pierce, President Pierce
14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
"pierces" in the verb sense
cut or make a way through
"the knife cut through the flesh"
"The path pierced the jungle"
"Light pierced through the forest"
move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
"The cold pierced her bones"
"Her words pierced the students"
sound sharply or shrilly
"The scream pierced the night"
4. pierce, thrust
penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
make a hole into
"The needle pierced her flesh"
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