penetrate into (someone or something)

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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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When he has penetrated into hostile territory, but to no great distance, it is facile ground.
hen an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it is serious ground.
He sat all night on his stool, starting at the least noise; and when the first rays of the sun penetrated into his chamber, the dawn itself appeared to him to have taken funereal tints.
Never yet has the food of the stranger, be he soldier or simple citizen, never has any one, indeed, penetrated into that district.
It is designed to crosslink at ambient temperature to form a topical polymeric film with chemical anchors that have penetrated into the substrate.
The asteroid or comet that slammed into the moon's South Pole to create this gigantic crater most likely penetrated into the mantle.