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The progressive destruction of a tooth by decay
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Plural for 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.”
Plural for a hollow place in a solid body or surface
“He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for an animal's burrow
“A meerkat's hole was hidden behind a tuft of herbage.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for an error or mistake in a plan, argument, etc.
“The gaping hole in his argument became obvious to her.”
Plural for an unpleasant, messy or dirty place
“The shop or stall in question was a dark, dingy little hole, half-hidden behind a pillar.”
Plural for 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.”
To pierce or make a hole (or holes) in
“Use the drill to hole the surface of the steel bar.”
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