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English definition of “hole”

hole

noun
 
 
/həʊl/
SPACE [C] B1 a hollow space in something, or an opening in a surface: a bullet hole There's a hole in the roof. We dug a hole to plant the tree.Holes, hollows and dipsCaves, cracks and crevices
a rabbit/mouse, etc hole a hollow space where a rabbit/mouse, etc livesHoles, hollows and dipsAnimal dwellings - naturalAnimal Dwellings - man-made
GOLF a small, hollow space in the ground that you try to hit a ball into in a game of golfHoles, hollows and dipsGolf
(Definition of hole from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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