Meaning of HOLE in English

HOLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

18-hole/9-hole golf

Facilities include an 18-hole golf course.

18-hole/9-hole golf

Facilities include an 18-hole golf course.

a bullet hole

There were two bullet holes in the windscreen.

black hole

I’m worried that the project could become a financial black hole.

blasted...hole

The first shot missed and blasted a hole in the far wall.

coal hole

dig a hole/trench/grave etc

They dig a small hole in the sand to bury their eggs.

fill a gap/hole/niche etc

I spent most of the summer filling the gaps in my education.

The company has moved quickly to fill the niche in the overnight travel market.

make a hole/dent/mark etc

Make a hole in the paper.

The cup has made a mark on the table.

nineteenth hole

pierce a hole in/through sth

Pierce small holes in the base of the pot with a hot needle.

punch...hole

These bullets can punch a hole through 20 mm steel plate.

tear a hole in sth

She caught her shawl on a nail and tore a hole in it.

watering hole

What’s your favorite watering hole?

worn a hole

You’ve worn a hole in your sock.

yawning gap/hole etc

the yawning gap between the two cliffs

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a square peg in a round hole

ace in the hole

burn a hole in your pocket

Don't wait until the money's burning a hole in your pocket, plan ahead.

dig a hole for yourself

The mayor dug himself into a hole when he promised 3000 new jobs.

dig sb out of trouble/a mess/a hole etc

knock a hole in/through sth

need sth like a hole in the head

pick a hole in sth

pick holes in sth

I had no trouble picking holes in her theory.

poke a hole

poke holes in sth

punch holes in sb's argument/idea/plans etc

riddled with holes

The old table was riddled with holes.

The ship returned from the war-zone riddled with bullet holes.

the nineteenth hole

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bullet hole

A fox had dug a hole under our garden fence.

A shaft of light came in through a hole in the corrugated iron roof.

Construction workers have to dig a thousand foot hole before work can start on the tunnel.

I can't wear my green shirt -- it has a hole in it.

I have to get out of this hole .

Make a hole in the bottom of each plant pot to let the water drain out.

She stuck her finger through the hole .

The aim is to get the ball in a hole in the ground.

The old mineshaft had left a deep hole , dangerous to both people and livestock.

The sheet was ancient and full of holes.

There are holes in the ozone layer above Antarctica.

They stared at the gaping hole in the wall.

Troy looked through a hole in the fence at the garden next door.

Water trickled in through the hole in the roof.

We made a small hole in the earth, just deep enough to cover the roots of the plant.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

putt

Then he made his third three at the seventh, playing a nine-iron to four feet and holing the putt .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a square peg in a round hole

ace in the hole

riddled with holes

The old table was riddled with holes.

The ship returned from the war-zone riddled with bullet holes.

the nineteenth hole

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After holing up for the winter of 2512 the horde descended into the eastern provinces of the Empire.

Even that record has now gone, Sluman holing in one.

That was until Norman Tebbit spotted what he believed was the biggest chance of holing the impenetrable protective layer around the bill.

Then he made his third three at the seventh, playing a nine-iron to four feet and holing the putt.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.