Meaning of “empty-handed” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “empty-handed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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empty-handedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈemp·ti ˈhæn·dɪd/

not having anything to bring or to take away:

The two would-be robbers fled empty-handed.

(Definition of “empty-handed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)