Abu-Jamal ran across the street and emptied the gun registered in his name into Faulkner.
Ibrahim Hijazi walked me through his barren house, emptied ahead of the demolition.
Then there is the Effie who emptied one of their bank accounts because she “liked to shop and look nice.”
While the others ordered sundaes, I emptied my pockets into the game.
Upon reaching the end of the line, Rob emptied his boxcar and placed 10 yellow pawns on the Dachau card.
He had ascertained, beyond all question, that it emptied its flood into the Gulf of Mexico.
It was not full yet, and he emptied into it another pocketful.
Billy said, smiling at Susan, as he emptied his cup at a draught.
Presently I pulled out my purse and emptied its contents into my hand.
He took the dish and emptied it all into his, but glancing up I caught the appealing look of the boy opposite.
c.1200, from Old English æmettig "at leisure, not occupied, unmarried," from æmetta "leisure," from æ "not" + -metta, from motan "to have" (see might (n.)). The -p- is a euphonic insertion.
Sense evolution from "at leisure" to "empty" is paralleled in several languages, e.g. Modern Greek adeios "empty," originally "freedom from fear," from deios "fear." "The adj. adeios must have been applied first to persons who enjoyed freedom from duties, leisure, and so were unoccupied, whence it was extended to objects that were unoccupied" [Buck].
The adjective also yielded a verb (1520s), replacing Middle English empten, from Old English geæmtigian. Related: Emptied; emptying. Figurative sense of empty-nester first attested 1987. Empty-handed attested from 1610s.