verb (used with object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!
Origin of skewer
OTHER WORDS FROM skewerun·skew·ered, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH skewerskew, skewer
Example sentences from the Web for skewer
This razor-sharp novel skewers America’s workforce, explores ambition and race, and imagines a necessary new vision of the American dream.10 of the best new books coming out in January 2021|Rachel King|January 1, 2021|Fortune
As with most things, the British comedy Absolutely Fabulous skewered the absurdity years before its current ubiquity.
Back in November, SNL shrewdly skewered its diversity problem with its Kerry Washington-hosted outing.Finally! ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in 5 Years|Kevin Fallon|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He skewered the Bush administration for failing to build adequate power plants in the first year after the fall of the regime.
As for Joe Kaufman, the FrontPage writer who attacked Aboushi, he was skewered last year for his Islamophobia on the Daily Show.Commentary Mag Defends Bigoted Smears Against Palestinian NFL Player|Ali Gharib|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Elected officials on both sides of the river skewered him; Cuomo kept silent.In Sandy’s Aftermath, Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo Make Unlikely Team|David Freedlander|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He wouldn't be denied; went to work like a fellow meaning to be skewered, if he couldn't do the trick: and he tried it.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
And with his pieces of meat awkwardly skewered on his iron stick he tried to poke under the authorised kid and get at the fire.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
Barely had it done so when it was skewered to the boards by the fork of Captain Tollward.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
A couple of pieces of bear meat were skewered upon the rod, and had been frizzling there for the past quarter of an hour.How Canada was Won|F. S. Brereton
They were brought round skewered on a long spit, held by a page for the guest to help herself.Grisly Grisell|Charlotte M. Yonge