HyperDic: hollow_out

English > 1 sense of the expression hollow out:
VERBcontacthollow out, hollow, core outremove the interior of
English > hollow out: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove the interior of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey hollow out the trees
Example"hollow out a tree trunk"
Synonymshollow, core out
Narrowercave, underminehollow out as if making a cave or opening
cavern, cavern outhollow out as if making a cavern
coreRemove the core or center from
dig, dig outcreate by digging
excavateform by hollowing
holemake holes in
rout, gougemake a groove in
scallop, scollopform scallops in
scoop outhollow out with a scoop
suck in, draw indraw in as if by suction
Broaderemptymake void or empty of contents
Spanishahuecar, excavar
Catalanexcavar

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