ˌhollow sth ˈout

phrasal verb
to make a hole in something by removing what is inside it

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • hollow — 1 adjective 1 having an empty space inside: The children hid in the hollow tree. 2 hollow face/eyes etc eyes etc that sink inwards: I could feel her appraising me with those hollow, dead eyes. 3 a sound that is hollow is low and clear like the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hollow — [ˈhɒləʊ] adj I 1) empty inside hollow chocolate eggs[/ex] 2) not sincere or with any real meaning a hollow display of friendship[/ex] a hollow victory[/ex] 3) a hollow sound is a low sound like something empty being hit 4) hollow eyes or cheeks… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hollow — hol|low1 [ˈhɔləu US ˈha: ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(empty inside)¦ 2 hollow eyes/cheeks etc 3¦(sound)¦ 4¦(no value)¦ 5 hollow laugh/voice etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: holh hole, hollow place ] 1.) ¦(EMPTY INSIDE)¦ having an empty space inside ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pit — 1 noun 1 HOLE (C) a) a hole in the ground, especially one made by digging: Dig a pit and bury the rubbish in it. | a sand pit | a barbecue pit b) a large hole in the ground from which stones or minerals have been dug: a gravel pit 2 MARK (C) a) a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cast — cast1 W3 [ka:st US kæst] v past tense and past participle cast ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 cast light on/onto something 2 cast doubt(s) on something 3¦(light and shade)¦ 4 cast a shadow/cloud over something 5¦(look)¦ 6 cast an eye on/over something 7 cast a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring — ring1 W2S1 [rıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(jewellery)¦ 2¦(circle)¦ 3 give somebody a ring 4¦(bells)¦ 5¦(criminals)¦ 6 have the/a ring of something 7 have a familiar ring 8 run rings around somebody 9¦(cooking)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ amber, blue, brown, dark, golden, green, grey/gray …   Collocations dictionary

  • shell — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 on eggs/nuts/some animals ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, hard, outer, protective, thick ▪ She had built up a protective shell around herself. (figurative) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • beat — beat1 W2S2 [bi:t] v past tense beat past participle beaten [ˈbi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(competition/election)¦ 2¦(hit)¦ 3¦(hit against)¦ 4¦(do better)¦ 5¦(be better)¦ 6¦(food)¦ 7¦(control/deal with)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring — 1 /rIN/ noun 1 JEWELLERY (C) a piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger: a diamond ring (=decorated with diamonds) see also: engagement ring, wedding ring 2 CIRCLE (C) a) a circular line or mark: Martha had dark rings round her eyes from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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