hollow out

Definition of hollow out

  1. 1 :  to remove the inside of (something) :  to make an empty space in (something) The kids were hollowing out pumpkins. a hollowed-out log

  2. 2 :  to form (something) by digging or cutting the inside of something Workers hollowed out a tunnel through the mountain.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an unfilled space :  cavity, hole

    :  a depressed or low part of a surface

    :  a small valley or basin

  1. :  having an indentation or inward curve :  concave, sunken

    :  having an unfilled or hollowed-out space within

    :  lacking in real value, sincerity, or substance :  false, meaningless

  1. :  to remove the inside of :  to make hollow (see 2hollow)

    :  to become hollow

  1. :  so as to have a hollow (see 2hollow 4) sound :  in a way that reflects a lack of real value, sincerity, or substance

    :  completely, thoroughly

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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