spear

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spēr)

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spear

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [jousting, hunting, tribal, poisoned] spear
  2. was killed [with, by] a spear
  3. thrust a spear through his [chest, stomach]
  4. the spear pierced his [heart, shoulder]
  5. put his head on a spear
  6. pointed his spear at
  7. catch fish with spears
  8. spear and shield
  9. the tip of the spear
  10. spears of asparagus
  11. asparagus spears
v
  1. spear [him, the enemy, a slice of fruit]
  2. spear it with [a fork, toothpicks, a knife]
  3. speared the [apple, omelette] with [a fork]
  4. speared to death (by)
  5. spear through the [sky, clouds, horizon]
  6. the [plane, jet, kite] speared through the [sky]
n as adj
  1. go spear fishing
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