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penetrate into someone or something

to pierce into someone or something; to stick deep into someone or something. The lance penetrated into the knight, right through his armor. The bullet penetrated into the wall.
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penetrate something with something

to pierce something with something. I could not even penetrate the steel door with a cold chisel. It was easy to penetrate the lid with a can opener.
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penetrate through something

to pierce all the way through something. (Some people will view the through as redundant.) The bullet could not penetrate through the metal plating. It did not have enough force to penetrate through the steel.
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Scientists envisage several penetrators being deployed at once, carrying perhaps a network of sensors to widely separated locations in the sub-surface.
The Cloud Penetrator provides full Online Web Vulnerability Scanning and SQL Injection Cross Site Scripting to prevent hackers entering web servers and stealing data.
The hardened steel penetrator is almost twice as heavy as the one used in the M855 and is fully exposed instead of hiding beneath the softer copper jacket.
The device in question requires just a penetrator change according to the test type as well as test type setting.
A study to explore the modification of the B61-11 bomb (a conventional penetrator) to a nuclear penetrator was proposed by the NNSA in the budget request for 2003.
The Robust Penetrator is a frightening example of the development of a weapon for a specific tactical mission without regard for the catastrophic collateral damage that could be caused by its use.
Sales were driven by increased shipments of new products, including Clorox Bleach Pen gel and Tilex Mildew Root penetrator and remover.
The multiple sizes of high-performance explosively formed penetrator warheads contained in the kit enable accurate remote demolition.
In addition, as the United States continues to fund studies for new tactical weapons designs such as the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, it further erodes the confidence-building effect of the negative security assurances.
When DU burns through a target, between 40 and 70 percent of every penetrator turns into fragments, smoke and uranium oxide dust.
Each unit is equipped with test blocks and a single-diamond penetrator; however, the twin-digital tester includes two-diamond penetrators.
Sir, - Depleted Uranium (DU) based tank ammunition was brought into service by the Ministry of Defence because of its unique capability as a kinetic penetrator against the most modern types of armour, and in particular the modern Iraqi tanks, the Soviet designed T72s.
The reengineered Predator models also incorporate a roof-prism design and a special Penetrator lens coating that adds contrast to woodland backgrounds, making it easier to spot game in dense foliage and low-light conditions.
The question is will it be a lander or a penetrator,'' he said.