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skewer

Syllabification: skew·er
Pronunciation: /ˈskyo͞oər
 
/

Definition of skewer in English:

noun

A long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking.
Example sentences
  • Peppers and tomatoes can be barbecued on the skewers between meat pieces.
  • It melts well, and is sometimes grilled on skewers with pieces of vegetable.
  • Metal skewers should be used for kebabs as wood can catch light, another benefit of metal is that it aids cooking.

verb

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1Fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer: (as adjective skewered) skewered meat and fish
More example sentences
  • Kris snorted quite audibly, then skewered the meat on a stick.
  • She passed him a stick on which bite-sized chunks of meat had been skewered.
  • Wiley found a couple of long thin sticks to skewer the fish.
1.1 informal Criticize (someone) sharply.
Example sentences
  • It certainly didn't deserve the critical skewering it received, nor should it have failed as miserably as it did, but it's hardly a film to get excited about.
  • The game was absolutely skewered by the critics, although curiously it's hard to find exactly what was thought to be objectionable.
  • The critics have skewered him, his wife is divorcing him, and the studio wants to fire him.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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