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Noun
An aperture passing through something
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“Someone had broken a hole in a meshed railing and people came through it and across the railway track to the Quay.”
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An awkward situation
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“It took us 20 years to get in this hole and it's going to take us 20 years to get out.”
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A shortcoming, weakness, or flaw in a plan, argument, etc
“One insider said the reason for the explosion of counterfeiting was the hole still existing in the law.”
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A hollow place in a solid body or surface
“He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.”
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An animal's burrow
“How convenient it was that all the prey species were excavating holes and hollows and leafy chambers.”
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An unpleasant place
“Four more fights in this hole before we get the hell out of here.”
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An underground prison or vault, typically built underneath a castle
“The captives were thrown into a black hole.”
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An artificial underground passage, especially one built through a hill or under a building, road, or river
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The area inside a room or other space near the place where two walls or other surfaces meet
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A thing that is irregular in form or nature
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Acronym of solitary confinement unit
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A small country house occupied in season for sports such as hunting, shooting, or skiing
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A shabby or sleazy bar or similar establishment
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Building or place where one resides
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Inlet, small niche
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A place one lives in or frequently visits
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A pus-filled swelling on the surface on the skin caused by an eruptive disease
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A place where something or someone may be hidden
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A small enclosed space or room
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A hole sunk in the ground, usually serving as a source of water or fluids
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A place where something happens or is set, or that has particular events associated with it
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A round wide container open at the top
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A long, narrow part or section forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or similar
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A brief downward slope followed by an upward one
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Verb
Make a hole or holes in
“This attack only managed to hole her above the waterline and set her alight.”
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Make a hollow or indentation in the surface of
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Catch on something
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Drastically alter or destroy the structure of
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(of a hole or opening) To unplug
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