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Definition of hollow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hollow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hollow
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊ//
 
he / she / it hollows
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊz//
 
past simple hollowed
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊd//
 
past participle hollowed
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊd//
 
-ing form hollowing
BrE BrE//ˈhɒləʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːloʊɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] hollow something to make a flat surface curve in The stairs have been hollowed by centuries of use. Word Origin Old English holh ‘cave’; obscurely related to hole. Phrasal Verbshollow somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hollow