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English definition of “hollow”

hollow

noun [C]     /ˈhɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈhɑː.loʊ/
a hole or empty space in something, or a low area in a surface : The dog found a hollow in the ground to hide in from the wind .Holes, hollows and dips US a valley : We used to go for long walks in the hollow. Sleepy HollowValleys
(Definition of hollow noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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