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Noun
An aperture or opening through a surface or barrier
“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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A hollow place in a solid body or surface
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“He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.”
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A space or state completely devoid of matter
“In such a man, the inside of the heart is an infinite empty hole and the knowledge of oneself is a perception of one's nothingness.”
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An animal's burrow
“A meerkat's hole was hidden behind a tuft of herbage.”
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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.
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“One insider said the reason for the explosion of counterfeiting was the hole still existing in the law.”
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An error or mistake in a plan, argument, etc.
“The gaping hole in his argument became obvious to her.”
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An unpleasant, messy or dirty place
“The shop or stall in question was a dark, dingy little hole, half-hidden behind a pillar.”
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A dungeon or prison, typically underground
“In a bizarre case involving alleged witchcraft, police rescued a woman who had been held captive in a hole for several days.”
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A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it
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A hollow space inside something
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A building or place where one resides
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A place or area that is suitable for concealing oneself
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A situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all
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An underground passage or hole, especially one that has been manually created
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Something that sticks out or protrudes in an otherwise smooth surface
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The quality or characteristic of being uneven
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Acronym of solitary confinement unit
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The hole at the bottom of a bath, sink or tub, which can be blocked using a plug
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A bar or similar establishment, typically one that is shabby or sleazy
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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 happens or is set, or that has particular events associated with it
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Verb
To pierce or make a hole (or holes) in
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“Use the drill to hole the surface of the steel bar.”
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To make a hollow or indentation in the surface of
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To tear after catching onto something
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To make cuts, incisions or notches in
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(of a hole or opening) To unplug
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