penetrate


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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.
See also: penetrate, through
References in classic literature ?
When you penetrate deeply into a country, it is serious ground.
And if you are not crushed by such a pressure, it is because the air penetrates the interior of your body with equal pressure.
Almost every arm of the sea, which penetrates to the interior higher chain, not only in Tierra del Fuego, but on the coast for 650 miles northwards, is terminated by "tremendous and astonishing glaciers," as described by one of the officers on the survey.
At two identical velocities, a large pellet will impart more kinetic energy than a small pellet, allowing it to penetrate more deeply.
Additionally, Silencure SRT contains a proprietary blend of siloxanes that penetrate capillary pores of fresh concrete to form a silicone matrix, which effectively prevents water and salt penetration.
Although chickens infected with Salmonella do not deposit the pathogen inside the egg yolk very often, bacteria from the surrounding albumen might penetrate through the membrane that surrounds the yolk.
gt; <But his voice was not strong enough to penetrate the thick wall.
This thin viscosity allows it to deeply penetrate as much as a quarter-inch into the pores of concrete or masonry surfaces.
The tubes penetrate the front and back wall of the exchanger, with all welded connections outside of the product flow.
Standard 3-centimeter needles are too short to penetrate the layer of fat in the buttocks of most women and most obese men, body scans reveal.
That is, they anally penetrated others as well as allowing others to anally penetrate them.
It causes dyes to penetrate the surface of the polymer so that the impregnated images are highly resistant to wear.
The researchers acknowledge that smaller particles tend to penetrate better than larger particles and possibly are more bioavailable, due to their higher surface-to-volume ratio.
The patent sets out concepts for combining a narrow beam with a signal frequency that can penetrate up to six feet into the snowbank and provide the driver with an intuitive image of buried objects.
A variety of studies have shown that drops can and frequently do penetrate into the middle ear through tympanostomy tubes.