Skewer meaning

skyo͝oər
To ridicule or criticize harshly.

A reviewer who skewered the tedious movie.

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The definition of a skewer is a wooden or metal rod or pin used to pierce and hold food.

An example of a skewer is the rod that is pierced through the meat on a kebab.

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A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
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Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
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To hold together or pierce with a skewer or other pointed object.
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Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer.
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To fasten or pierce with or as with skewers.
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To criticize sharply.
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A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
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(chess) A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare pin.
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To impale on a skewer.
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(chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
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Origin of skewer

  • Middle English skuer perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition