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.
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How much UV light from solar radiation penetrates into a water body has been shown to be affected by chlorophyll content and dissolved organic matter (DOM)--organic material dissolved in water from decomposition of plants and animals.
And as with open water, the angle of the sun has a large affect on how much light penetrates into water.
The breaker roll penetrates into the web against a king roll decurling the web.
As the plunger contacts the PET film at point A and then penetrates into the film, the stress increases for zero to the maximum value B when the film ruptures.