Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hollow sth out”

See all translations

hollow sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with hollow   /ˈhɒl.əʊ/ us    /ˈhɑː.loʊ/
to make an empty space inside something: Sand carried by the wind has hollowed out the base of the cliff.
Translations of “hollow sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…挖空, 使變空…
in Russian выдалбливать…
in Turkish oymak, çukur açmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…挖空, 使变空…
in Polish wydrążyć coś…
(Definition of hollow sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hollow sth out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hollow sth out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More