He poured a full glass in front of him, emptying his bottle.
Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.
He backpedaled up the steep stairs, so he could face the enemy while emptying his AK-47 into the pursuing assailants.
I used to fantasize about emptying his Smirnoff bottle in the kitchen sink and filling it back up with water.
Gadell leaped for cover behind a stoop and shot back, emptying his .38-caliber Smith Wesson.
It was just as best as I can remember, it was a little pistol, and he was emptying the shells.
There must be the emptying of self, if there is to be the filling with God.
The yarns are hung on trucks which can be run in and out of the chamber for filling and emptying.
"All right," called Chubbins, who had succeeded in emptying the second cup.
After she had locked and latched the door she set about the business of emptying her kit bags.
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.