Nearby words

  1. holliger,
  2. hollingshead,
  3. hollister,
  4. holliston,
  5. hollo,
  6. hollow back,
  7. hollow bone,
  8. hollow leg,
  9. hollow newel,
  10. hollow sea

Idioms

    beat all hollow, to surpass or outdo completely: His performance beat the others all hollow.Also beat hollow.

Origin of hollow

before 900; Middle English holw(e), holow, Old English holh a hollow place; akin to hole

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British Dictionary definitions for hollow
Derived Formshollowly, adverbhollowness, noun

Word Origin for hollow

C12: from holu, inflected form of Old English holh cave; related to Old Norse holr, German hohl; see hole

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Word Origin and History for hollow
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Idioms and Phrases with hollow

hollow

see beat the pants off (hollow).

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