impale impale  /ɪm ˈpeɪl/


  1. (v) pierce with a sharp stake or point
  2. (v) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole



  1. Ralph Nader put the smackdown on GM in his book Unsafe at Any Speed, also noting that the Corvair's single-piece steering column could impale the driver in a front collision.
  2. Reason: his favorite method of killing enemies was to impale them on wooden poles.
  3. The creature's arms elongate into gleaming spikes that impale people and latch onto moving cars.


  • ‘Carlos Danger’ isn’t only one caught in ’net

    Weiner is far from the only politician to impale himself on the sword of online sexual exploits (though he might be the only one to come up with a pseudonym as memorable as “Carlos Danger”). From parliamentary porn viewing to a Communist sex party, there’s plenty of evidence that the Internet is a dangerous place for randy politicos all over the world.
    on July 26, 2013     Source: The Rock Hill Herald


  1. "It's lucky subs no longer use spikes," Greenslade said, "or I rather fancy this news would lead one or two to impale themselves."
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Roy Greenslade Source:

  2. ) Whatever one's definition of this most vexed of "f" words, in a time when the chief of staff for United States Senator Tom Coburn tells a reporter soon after the Terri Schiavo crisis, "I don't want to impeach judges; I want to impale them," to...
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Tom Coburn Source: New York Times

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