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skewer

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skewerskew‧er1 /ˈskjuːə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  DFUa long metal or wooden stick that is put through pieces of meat to hold them together while they are cooked
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skewerSteam 8 minutes, or until a skewer easily slips in and out of the thickest part of the fish.Pierce grapes with a skewer or needle to allow them to absorb rum.Place one cake on a serving plate, spike all over with a skewer and lace with half the kirsch.Thread the fruit on to 8 small skewers.Order the beef teriyaki skewers or lobster chao on sugar cane sticks.Cut the sausages in half through the middle and push each half on the end of a wooden skewer.
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skewerskewer2 verb [transitive]  1 DFCHOLEto make a hole through a piece of food, an object etc with a skewer or with some other pointed object2 to criticize someone very strongly, often in a way that other people find humorous Du Bois skewered Washington’s policies in his book, ‘The Souls of Black Folks’.
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skewerAnd every time I open the curtains, my conscience is skewered.This piece of wood passes right through Turnbull, so that he is skewered.If you skewered a Huey on a sharp stump during an assault, it was pilot error.How she would have skewered all this passing fuss with her incisive wit!Embedded in the wood, it momentarily skewered him to the window-frame.All filmmakers that have done that have gotten skewered over and over and over.Simon skewers the Rolling Stones in their old age in her song, "The Reason."They nibbled chunks of Cheddar cheese skewered with toothpicks.This is a good thing because, even if you could, further impacts might well drive them inwards, skewering your lungs.
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Verb table
skewer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskewer
he, she, itskewers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskewered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skewered
he, she, ithas skewered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skewered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skewer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skewered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skewering
he, she, itis skewering
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you, we, theyare skewering
Past
I, he, she, itwas skewering
you, we, theywere skewering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skewering
he, she, ithas been skewering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skewering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skewering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skewering
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