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empty

adjective uk   /ˈemp.ti/ us  

empty adjective (NOTHING IN)

A2 not containing any things or people: an empty house/street Shall I take the empty bottles for recycling? The train was empty (= there were no passengers) by the time it reached London.
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empty adjective (NOT SINCERE)

C1 [usually before noun] not sincere or without any real meaning: empty threats/rhetoric They're just empty promises.

empty adjective (WITHOUT PURPOSE)

without purpose or interest: He says his life has been completely empty since his wife died. I felt empty, like a part of me had died.
emptily
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/ us  

empty

verb uk   /ˈemp.ti/ us  
[T] to remove everything from inside something: I emptied the closet and put my belongings into the black overnight case. Would you mind emptying (out) your pockets? Empty the soup into a saucepan and simmer gently for ten minutes. She quickly emptied her glass (= drank its contents) and ordered another drink. [I] to become empty: The place emptied pretty quickly when the fight started.
Phrasal verbs

empty

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈemp.ti/ us  
an empty bottle or other container, especially one that contained drink: Don't forget to recycle the empties.
Translations of “empty”
in Korean 빈…
in Arabic فارِغ…
in French vide, vide (de), vain…
in Turkish boş, manasız, değersiz…
in Italian vuoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空無一物, 空的, 無人的…
in Russian пустой, порожний, бессмысленный…
in Polish pusty…
in Spanish vacío, desocupado, desierto…
in Portuguese vazio…
in German leer…
in Catalan buit…
in Japanese からっぽな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空无一物, 空的, 无人的…
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