[syn: transfix, impale, empale, spike]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transfix \Trans*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transfixed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Transfixing.] [L. transfixus, p. p. of transfigure
to transfix; trans across, through + figere to fix, fasten.
To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale; as,
to transfix one with a dart.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing
terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
[syn: fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind]
2: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a
skewer" [syn: transfix, impale, empale, spike]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "transfix":
auger, balance, ballast, bayonet, bewitch, bite, bore, broach,
counterbalance, countersink, dagger, dirk, drill, electrify,
empierce, enchant, engross, enrapture, ensorcel, fascinate, firm,
firm up, fix, freeze, galvanize, gore, gouge, gouge out, hold,
hole, honeycomb, hypnotize, immobilize, impale, keep, knife, lance,
mesmerize, nail, nail down, needle, penetrate, perforate, pierce,
pin, pin down, pink, plunge in, poniard, prick, punch, puncture,
ream, ream out, retain, riddle, rivet, run through, saber, skewer,
spear, spike, spit, stab, stabilitate, stabilize, steady, stick,
stiletto, stun, sword, tap, transpierce, trepan, trephine