adjective, hol·low·er, hol·low·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for hollow
Even our hospitals are being taken over and hollowed out by Wall Street.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street|matthewheimer|September 8, 2020|Fortune
For some, the announcement back in March that he would pick a woman started to ring hollow the longer the search dragged on.Biden’s Pledge To Choose A Woman For VP Was Popular — And So Is Harris|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
These hornets nest in hollow trees and cozy nooks within walls.
He liked to play in a hollow tree where insect-eating bats used to live.How to find the next pandemic virus before it finds us|Lindsey Konkel|April 30, 2020|Science News For Students
The explanation for these landmines mainly related to the use of hollow cast iron balls that were presumably filled with gunpowder.14 Exceptional Weapon Systems from History That Were Ahead of their Time|Dattatreya Mandal|March 26, 2020|Realm of History
The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.
But Byrne himself is the parodist, and he commands the stage by his hollow-eyed, frosty verve.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He pressed a hollow shell casing into my palm and leaned towards my ear, “I PICKED IT UP FROM THE BEDROOM!”
It will always ring hollow when people try to turn it into a product—no matter how much Bill Clinton gushes over it.
Last year Fox gifted the world with the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” retelling we never knew we needed.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’|Amy Zimmerman|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The next instruments discovered in use among the Indians were straight, hollow reeds and forked canes.
It lit up every ridge and hollow for two or three seconds, and showed me four riders tearing up the slope at a high run.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The formula would be: “The pump invented—Drain a well ,” or Water raised in a hollow.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
But, just as they were piling some more leaves in the hollow stump, they heard many voices of men shouting in the woods.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
That hollow is a very likely place for one of them to run along, therefore the best shot among you had better go up there.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for hollow
verb (often foll by out, usually when tr)
Derived forms of hollowhollowly, adverbhollowness, noun
Word Origin for hollow
Idioms and Phrases with hollow
see beat the pants off (hollow).