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British English: /ˈhɒləʊ/
American English: /ˈhɑloʊ/

Translation of hollow in French:



  • 1 (not solid)
    (space, object)
    the wall sounds hollow
    le mur sonne creux
  • 5 (empty)
    (victory, triumph, joy)


to beat somebody hollow

battre quelqu'un à plates coutures

to hold somebody in the hollow of one's hand

tenir quelqu'un en son pouvoir

Phrasal verbs

hollow out

hollow [something] out, hollow out [something]
(hole, pond)
the centre of the log had been hollowed out
on avait évidé le centre de la bûche

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