Meaning of HOLE in English


■ noun

1》 an empty space in a solid body or surface.

↘an aperture.

↘a cavity on a golf course into which the ball must be hit.

2》 informal a small or unpleasant place.

↘an awkward situation.

3》 a flaw in a plan or argument.

4》 Physics a position from which an electron is absent, regarded as a mobile carrier of positive charge in a semiconductor.

■ verb

1》 make a ~ or ~s in.

2》 Golf hit (the ball) into a ~.

3》 ( ~ out ) Cricket (of a batsman) hit the ball to a fielder and be caught.

4》 ( ~ up ) informal hide oneself.


blow a ~ in ruin the effectiveness of.

in the ~ N. Amer. informal in debt.

in ~s worn so much that ~s have formed.

make a ~ in use a large amount of.


~y adjective


OE hol (n.), holian (v.), of Gmc origin.

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