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
You can choose to use a router, hollow chisel mortiser, or chisel to create your mortises.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
For many developers, such as Epic’s Sweeney, that explanation rings hollow.Apple cuts some App Store fees, but critics call it a ploy to avoid regulation|Reed Albergotti|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
That rings rather hollow if these leaders are not willing to take positions in support of the very system that has allowed them to become big wheels.Friday feedback: Defending democracy, finding purpose|Alan Murray|November 13, 2020|Fortune
Take Nestlé’s first attempt at a sugar-reducing technology that hollowed out the molecules in order to cut sugar by about a third without compromising the desired sweetness.This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings|Bernhard Warner|November 7, 2020|Fortune
Showerheads are hollow and will float, most likely with the holes facing up—which clearly defeats the purpose.The one ingredient you need to clean the dishwasher and four other gross household items|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 5, 2020|Popular Science
Dingoes make their homes in hollowed out logs, dens, or rabbit holes.Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo|Meredith Kaufman|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The woman who was the spokesperson held out a calabash, a hollowed out gourd traditionally used to hold the cutters' instruments.
Fire was actually carried in hollowed out branches in which an ember was placed.
His cheeks were hollowed, and his body looked as if it had shrunk to fit the tiny cabin.
The crumbling window-casings were hollowed by rain, defaced by time; the balconies were broken, the terraces demolished.Adieu|Honore de Balzac
When used, it is placed in a hollowed piece of wood, to prevent it from toppling over.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Rude mills were then formed with a hollowed log, and a heavy weight or maul on a spring-board.Customs and Fashions in Old New England|Alice Morse Earle
They daubed it with mud that seemed to refresh itself from a pool that was hollowed in the floor.In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
The president looked up and fastened eyes that themselves bulged from hollowed sockets.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
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).