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hollow

From Wiktionary
hollow is on the Basic English 850 List.
hole - hollow - hook

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
hollow

Comparative
hollower

Superlative
hollowest

  1. If something has nothing inside of it, it is hollow.
    The box is hollow.
  2. If the inside of a tree or log has rotted away so the middle is empty, it is hollow.
    The rabbit ran through the hollow log.
  3. Lacking enthusiasm or cheer
    "He let out a hollow laugh"

Verb[change]

Plain form
hollow

Third-person singular
hollows

Past tense
hollowed

Past participle
hollowed

Present participle
hollowing

  1. (transitive) If you hollow out something, you make a hole in it.