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hole

noun  us   /hoʊl/

hole noun (SPACE)

[C] an empty space or opening in an object: We dug a hole to plant the tree. My sweater has a hole in it. [C] A hole is also something that has been left out or not explained: The new proposal is full of holes. [C] In golf, a hole is one of the small hollow spaces in the ground into which the ball is hit, or one of the usually 18 areas of play: the seventh hole

hole noun (DIFFICULTY)

[C usually sing] a difficult situation: Without their starting quarterback, the team is in a (bit of a) hole.
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