v. pierce, punch, or bore hole or holes in; penetrate
Before you can open the aspirin bottle, you must first perforate the plastic safety seal that covers the cap.
Sentence in Classic:
All three remounted their horses, and set out at a good pace, while Porthos was promising his adversary to perforate him with all the thrusts known in the fencing schools.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Without referring to what he had believed in half an hour before, as though ashamed even to recall it, he asked for iodine to inhale in a bottle covered with perforated paper.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It was with great difficulty that the ancient monarchical provostship and, during the last ten years of the eighteenth century, the revolutionary mayoralty, had succeeded in perforating the five leagues of sewer which existed previous to 1806.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context