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Another word for hole

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Noun
  1. A space in an otherwise solid mass

      1. Containing no matter; empty.
      2. Not occupied; unfilled.
      3. Completely lacking; devoid:
      1. Total absence of matter; emptiness.
      2. An empty space; a vacuum.
      3. Total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind.
      1. A small baglike attachment forming part of a garment and used to carry small articles, as a flat pouch sewn inside a pair of pants or a piece of material sewn on its sides and bottom to the outside of a shirt.
      2. A small sack or bag.
      3. A receptacle, cavity, or opening.
      1. Having a cavity, gap, or space within:
      2. Deeply indented or concave; sunken:
      3. Without substance or character:
      1. A hollow; a hole.
      2. A hollow area within the body:
      3. A pitted area in a tooth caused by caries.
    See also:

    convex

  2. An opening, especially in a solid structure

      1. An instance of breaking open or bursting:
      2. A break in friendly relations.
      3. A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
      1. A hole or series of holes punched or bored through something, especially a hole in a series, separating sections in a sheet or roll.
      2. The act of perforating.
      3. The state of being perforated.
      1. An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach:
      2. A break in a line of defense.
      3. An opening through mountains; a pass.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
      1. An opening, tear, or rupture.
      2. A gap or rift, especially in a solid structure such as a dike or fortification.
      3. A violation or infraction, as of a contract, law, legal obligation, or promise.
    See also:

    open

  3. An open space allowing passage

      1. Forceful expression or release of pent-up thoughts or feelings:
      2. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
      3. The small hole at the breech of a gun through which the charge is ignited.
      1. A passage for escape or exit; a vent.
      2. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires:
      3. A stream that flows out of a lake or pond.
      1. An opening, especially to a cavity or passage of the body; a mouth or vent.
      1. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
      2. A gap, breach, or aperture:
      3. A clearing in the woods.
      1. The body opening through which an animal takes in food.
      2. The cavity lying at the upper end of the digestive tract, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in humans and certain other vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth.
      3. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech.
      1. An opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit.
      2. A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror.
      3. The diameter of such an opening, often expressed as an f-number.
    See also:

    open

  4. A place used as an animal's dwelling

      1. The den or dwelling of a wild animal.
      2. A den or hideaway.
      3. A resting place; a couch.
      1. The shelter or retreat of a wild animal; a lair.
      2. A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place.
      3. A hidden or squalid dwelling place:
      1. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge.
      2. A narrow or snug place.
      3. To dig a hole or tunnel for habitation or refuge.
    See also:

    protection

  5. An ugly, squalid dwelling

    See also:

    rich

    good

  6. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
      2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
      1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
      3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty:
      1. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
      2. Dense fog.
      3. Nitroglycerine.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
      2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
      1. A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult.
      2. One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position:
      2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
      3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
      1. An area in which there is dangerous unrest or hostile action:
      2. A lively and popular place, such as a nightclub.
      3. An area of intense heat, radiation, or activity.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture.
      2. Of or relating to the Dutch language.
      3. German.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
      3. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth:
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
      3. A square or rectangle:
    See also:

    easy

Verb
  1. To make a hole or other opening in

      1. To pierce with a pointed object.
      2. To make (a hole) by piercing.
      3. To depreciate or deflate:
      1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
      2. To make a hole or opening in; perforate.
      3. To make a way through:
      1. To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
      2. To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
      3. To pass into or through something.
      1. An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach:
      2. A break in a line of defense.
      3. An opening through mountains; a pass.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
      1. An opening, tear, or rupture.
      2. A gap or rift, especially in a solid structure such as a dike or fortification.
      3. A violation or infraction, as of a contract, law, legal obligation, or promise.
    See also:

    open

Idioms:

    hole up

  1. To shut oneself up in secrecy