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hole

noun [C] uk   /həʊl/ us    /hoʊl/

hole noun [C] (SPACE)

B1 an empty space in an object, usually with an opening to the object's surface, or an opening that goes completely through an object: We dug a hole and planted the tree. My jumper's got a hole in it. Drill a hole through the back of the cupboard and pass the wires through.Holes, hollows and dipsCaves, cracks and crevices in golf, one of the small circular spaces in the ground into which the ball is hitGolf in golf, one of the usually 18 areas of play: an 18-hole courseGolf

hole noun [C] (PLACE)

a place in the ground where a small animal lives: a mouse/rabbit/fox holeAnimal dwellings - naturalAnimal Dwellings - man-made informal a small unpleasant place where someone lives: What a hole that house was - I'm so pleased we moved. Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations

hole noun [C] (FAULT)

a mistake or problem in an argument, discussion, plan, etc.: The new proposal has several holes in it.Faults and mistakes

hole

verb [T] uk   /həʊl/ us    /hoʊl/ specialized
to make a hole in something, especially a ship or boat: A torpedo holed the ship below the water and it quickly sank.Making holes in things
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