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hole

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1 a place in a surface allowing passage into or through a thing
  • line up the pegs on section A with the holes in section B and press the two together

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2 a sunken area forming a separate space
  • dig a hole big enough to plant the tree

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3 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • Bill dug himself into a hole by promising to be in two places at the same time

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4 a dirty or messy place
  • when people see my room, they often ask, "How can you live in this hole?"

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5 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • found a hole in the chain-link fence big enough to squeeze through

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6 the shelter or resting place of a wild animal
  • watched the snake slither into its hole

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7 an incomplete or deficient area
  • there's a huge hole in your logic

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hole

verb

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to make a hole or series of holes in
  • holed the target with a round of shots

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The first known use of hole was before the 12th century

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“Hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hole. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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