Definition of Hollow out

1. Verb. Remove the interior of. "They hollow out the trees"; "Hollow out a tree trunk"

Exact synonyms: Core Out, Hollow
Generic synonyms: Empty
Specialized synonyms: Gouge, Rout, Scallop, Scollop, Hole, Draw In, Suck In, Scoop Out, Cavern, Cavern Out, Cave, Undermine, Dig, Dig Out, Excavate, Core
Derivative terms: Hollow

Definition of Hollow out

1. Verb. (transitive) To make something hollow. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become hollow ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hollow Out

hollow back
hollow bone
hollow fibre reactor
hollow leg
hollow legs
hollow out (current term)
hollow point
hollow rail
hollow rails
hollow victories
hollow victory
hollow wall
hollowed out
hollowing out

Literary usage of Hollow out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"Ku-goba komm- a- tapa dote la mbia, to hollow out a hole in the place whence they dig clay for the making of the mbia or jar. ..."

2. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"These birds not being able to fly, hollow out habitations for themselves in the guano. The birds which produce the largest quantity of guano are the ..."

3. Geological Travels by Jean André de LUC (1811)
"down to a certain level, must have continued to and hollow out the rocks to a very great depth, in parts where it did not flow, that is to say, ..."

4. Dictionary of the Kiniassa Language by John Rebman, Johann Ludwig Krapf, Church Missionary Society (1877)
"Sompa(ra) to hollow out; ku lompa gnoma, to hollow out a drum; ... (vd) to hollow out to or for one. ..."

5. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"To dig, to dig out, to hollow out, to excavate. See GRAVE. Sk. observée that, in Lincolnshire, To grave, fodere, to dig, to grave, was still in use. ..."

6. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Tahitian—pao, to dig, excavate, or hollow out a piece of timber or a stone ; to dig out a hollow place; (b.) to beat or bruise the bark of a tree, ..."

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