penetrate into

penetrate into (someone or something)

To pierce, enter into, and stop inside of someone or something. The bullet penetrated into my chest through the body armor, but it thankfully did not pierce my heart or lungs. All kinds of radio waves penetrate into us throughout the day, but none are known to be harmful.
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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.
See also: penetrate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
The following are the principles to be observed by an invading force: The further you penetrate into a country, the greater will be the solidarity of your troops, and thus the defenders will not prevail against you.
Cromwell has thus allowed us more than ten times to penetrate into his very soul, when one would have conceived that soul to be enveloped in triple brass, as Horace has it.
Napoleon's historians describe to us his skilled maneuvers at Tarutino and Malo-Yaroslavets, and make conjectures as to what would have happened had Napoleon been in time to penetrate into the rich southern provinces.
A variety of studies have shown that drops can and frequently do penetrate into the middle ear through tympanostomy tubes.
Without the rapid formation of the skin, molten metal has more time to penetrate into the sand, creating the defect.
For that reason, the energy from the halogen tube tends to penetrate into the sheet and heat the core first, rather than being absorbed at the surface like the longer wavelengths are.
How far did they penetrate into Jupiter's atmosphere?
Although the polyester tire cord is covered with adhesive, it was found that amine compounds penetrate into the polyester layer.
How deeply did they penetrate into Jupiter's atmosphere?
Another method is to fill the casting cavity with pressurized parafin, which can penetrate into the smallest crevices or porous metal occlusions.
This has led many scientists to conclude the subducting slabs do not penetrate into the lower mantle.
"People are coming around to the idea that slabs do penetrate into the lower mantle."
Like the scientists studying the traveltimes of deep earthquake waves, Silver and Chan are concluding that slabs penetrate into the lower mantle.