cause/create/leave a vacuum

Definition of cause/create/leave a vacuum

:to leave an empty space :to create a situation when an important person or thing has gone and has not been replaced
  • Her death has caused/created/left a vacuum in our lives.

Word by Word Definitions

cause play
  1. : a reason for an action or condition : motive

  2. : something that brings about an effect or a result

  3. : a person or thing that is the occasion of an action or state

  1. : to serve as a cause or occasion of

  2. : to compel by command, authority, or force

create play
  1. : to bring into existence

  2. : to invest with a new form, office, or rank

  3. : to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior

  1. : created

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf

vacuum play
  1. : emptiness of space

  2. : a space absolutely devoid of matter

  3. : a space partially exhausted (as to the highest degree possible) by artificial means (such as an air pump)

  1. : to use a vacuum device (such as a vacuum cleaner) on

  2. : to draw or take in by or as if by suction

  3. : to operate a vacuum device

  1. : of, containing, producing, or utilizing a partial vacuum

  2. : of or relating to a vacuum device or system


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