Takeovers of foreign companies and government intervention in the markets have spooked investors, hollowing out key industries.
Locals call it the hollowing out of the city into an empty theme park.
In volume, by lowering the larynx, elevating the soft-palate and hollowing the tongue.
Suddenly Queequeg started to his feet, hollowing his hand to his ear.
The hollowing of the "shell" is seemingly less delicate, but this may be taken as a natural result of the foregoing.
They then began to cross the plain with oxen, hollowing "haw."
The process of hollowing is continued backwards pari passu with the splitting of the segmental duct.
He filled his hollowing cheek with finer things than moaning.
Who can tell the immense sums expended in hollowing out the living rock of Gibraltar?
I then thought of felling a tree and hollowing it out by charring the timber.
c.1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.
late 14c., holowen, from hollow (adj.). Related: Hollowed; hollowing.
"lowland, valley, basin," 1550s, probably a modern formation from hollow (adj.). Old English had holh (n.) "cave, den; internal cavity."