Simple Definition of empty–handed
: without having, carrying, or bringing anything
Full Definition of empty–handed
1 : having or bringing nothing
2 : having acquired or gained nothing <came back empty–handed>
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EMPTY–HANDED Defined for Kids
Definition of empty–handed for Students
1 : not carrying or bringing anything <I can't show up at the party empty-handed.>
2 : having gotten or gained nothing <He left the contest empty-handed.>
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Spanish Central: Translation of "empty–handed"
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