hollow out

phrasal verb

hollowed out; hollowing out; hollows out
: to remove the inside of (something) : to make an empty space in (something)
The kids were hollowing out pumpkins.
a hollowed-out log
: to form (something) by digging or cutting the inside of something
Workers hollowed out a tunnel through the mountain.

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“Hollow out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hollow%20out. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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