hollow\ out


hollow\ out
v
To cut or dig out or to cut or dig a hole in; make a cut or cave in; excavate.

The soldier hollowed out a foxhole in the ground to lie in.

The Indians used to hollow out a log to make a canoe.

Joe's father hollowed out a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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