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Noun
An aperture passing through something
“Someone had broken a hole in a meshed railing and people came through it and across the railway track to the Quay.”
Noun
An awkward situation
“It took us 20 years to get in this hole and it's going to take us 20 years to get out.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
A hollow place in a solid body or surface
“He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.”
Noun
An animal's burrow
“How convenient it was that all the prey species were excavating holes and hollows and leafy chambers.”
Noun
An unpleasant place
“Four more fights in this hole before we get the hell out of here.”
Noun
“The captives were thrown into a black hole.”
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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