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hole

hole

 
 
pronunciation:
hol
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in the hole
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an opening or hollow cavity in something.
synonyms:
bore, cavity, excavation, hollow, opening, pit
similar words:
aperture, boring, breach, cave, chuckhole, crater, foramen, gap, orifice, pocket, puncture, rip
definition 2: an animal's burrow.
synonyms:
burrow, tunnel
similar words:
den, lair
definition 3: an isolated cell in a prison.
synonyms:
dungeon, solitary, tank
similar words:
brig, cell, cooler
definition 4: an error or weakness; fault.
a hole in his theory
synonyms:
defect, fault, flaw, weakness
similar words:
contradiction, discrepancy, error, fallacy, illogic
definition 5: a position of serious disadvantage.
The loss put him in a hole.
synonyms:
bind, box, hot water, predicament
similar words:
Catch-22, corner, debt, dilemma, double bind, pickle, pinch, plight, quandary, strait
definition 6: a small deep pool in a stream.
synonyms:
pool
similar words:
pothole, swimming hole
phrase: in the hole
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: holed, holes, holing
definition 1: to make or put a hole in.
synonyms:
bore, dig, drill, excavate, perforate, pierce, puncture, scoop
similar words:
burrow, cave, pit
definition 2: in golf, to hit (the ball) into the cup.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a hole.
synonyms:
bore, burrow, dig, drill, excavate, perforate, pierce
similar words:
pit, scoop
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The words hole and whole (entire) sound alike but have different meanings.
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