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

Translation of hollow in German:

adjective

  • 1 (not solid)
    Hohl
    (ziegel, -mauer, -zylinder, -kugel)
    have hollow legs
    [humorous]
    nicht satt zu kriegen sein
    [colloquial]
  • 2 (sunken)
    (Wangen, Schläfen)
    nach innen gewölbt
    (Stück Blech usw.)
    a hollow place in the ground/road etc.
    eine Vertiefung im Boden/in der Straße
    usw.
  • 3 (hungry) See examples:feel hollow
    ein Loch im Bauch haben
    [colloquial]
  • 4
    (echoing) (Ton, Klang)
    speak with a hollow voice
    mit Grabesstimme sprechen

noun

  • [Boden]senke, die
    [Boden]vertiefung, die
    (area below general level)
    hold something in the hollow of one's hand
    etwas in der hohlen Hand halten

adverb

  • beat somebody hollow
    [colloquial]
    jemanden um Längen schlagen
    [colloquial]

transitive verb

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