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1    an area hollowed out in a solid  
2    an opening made in or through something  
3    an animal's hiding place or burrow  
4    Informal   an unattractive place, such as a town or a dwelling  
5    Informal   a cell or dungeon  
6      (U.S.)  
informal   a small anchorage  
7    a fault (esp. in the phrase pick holes in)  
8    Slang   a difficult and embarrassing situation  
9    the cavity in various games into which the ball must be thrust  
10      (on a golf course)  
a    the cup on each of the greens  
b    each of the divisions of a course (usually 18) represented by the distance between the tee and a green  
c    the score made in striking the ball from the tee into the hole  
11      (Physics)  
a    a vacancy in a nearly full band of quantum states of electrons in a semiconductor or an insulator. Under the action of an electric field holes behave as carriers of positive charge  
b    (as modifier)  
hole current     
c    a vacancy in the nearly full continuum of quantum states of negative energy of fermions. A hole appears as the antiparticle of the fermion  
12    hole in the wall  
Informal   a small dingy place, esp. one difficult to find  
13    in holes   so worn as to be full of holes  
his socks were in holes     
14    in the hole     (Chiefly U.S.)  
a    in debt  
b    (of a card, the hole card, in stud poker) dealt face down in the first round  
15    make a hole in   to consume or use a great amount of (food, drink, money, etc.)  
to make a hole in a bottle of brandy     
16    to make a hole or holes in (something)  
17    when intr, often foll by: out     (Golf)   to hit (the ball) into the hole  
     (Old English hol; related to Gothic hulundi, German Höhle, Old Norse hylr pool, Latin caulis hollow stem; see hollow)  
  holey      adj  

air hole  
1    a hole that allows the passage of air, esp. for ventilation  
2    a section of open water in a frozen surface  
3       a less common name for       air pocket       1  
beam hole  
      n   a hole in the shield of a nuclear reactor through which a beam of radiation, esp. of neutrons, is allowed to escape for experimental purposes  
black hole     (Astronomy)  
a    a hypothetical region of space resulting from the gravitational collapse of a star following the exhaustion of its nuclear fuel. The gravitational field around the region would be so high that neither matter nor radiation could escape from it  
b    a similar but much more massive region of space at the centre of a galaxy  
2    any place regarded as resembling a black hole in that items or information entering it cannot be retrieved  
Black Hole of Calcutta  
1    a small dungeon in which in 1756 the Nawab of Bengal reputedly confined 146 English prisoners, of whom only 23 survived  
2    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   any uncomfortable or overcrowded place  
bogey hole  
      n     (Austral)   a natural pool used for swimming  
bolt hole  
      n   a place of escape from danger  
cat hole  
      n   one of a pair of holes in the after part of a ship through which hawsers are passed for steadying the ship or heaving astern  
coal hole  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   a small coal cellar  
dene hole  
      n   a hole or shaft excavated in the chalk of southern England or northern France, of uncertain origin and purpose  
     (of uncertain origin: perhaps from dene1)  
dry hole  
      n   (in the oil industry) a well that is drilled but does not produce oil or gas in commercially worthwhile amounts  
funk hole  
1      (Military)   a dugout  
2    a job that affords exemption from military service  
glory hole  
1    Informal   a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects  
2      (Nautical)      another term for       lazaretto       1  
gnamma hole  
      n      a variant spelling of       namma hole  
hidy-hole   , hidey-hole  
Informal   a hiding place  
      adj   usually prenominal  
Informal   furtive or secretive  
hole in one     (Golf)  
1    a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole  
2    intr   to score a hole in one,   (Also (esp. U.S.))    ace  
hole in the heart  
a    a defect of the heart in which there is an abnormal opening in any of the walls dividing the four heart chambers  
b    (as modifier)  
a hole-in-the-heart operation     
hole up  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    (of an animal) to hibernate, esp. in a cave  
2    Informal   to hide or remain secluded  
kettle hole  
      n   a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried ice,   (Often shortened to)    kettle  
lubber's hole  
      n     (Nautical)   a hole in a top or platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb  
namma hole  
      n     (Austral)   a natural well in a rock  
     (C19: from a native Australian language)  
nineteenth hole  
      n     (Golf, slang)   the bar in a golf clubhouse  
     (C20: from its being the next objective after a standard 18-hole round)  
priest-hole   , priest's hole  
      n   a secret chamber in certain houses in England, built as a hiding place for Roman Catholic priests when they were proscribed in the 16th and 17th centuries  
shot hole  
      n   a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting  
snow hole  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a shelter dug in deep usually drifted snow,   (Also called)    snow cave  
sound hole  
      n   any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the `f' shaped holes of a violin  
spider hole  
      n     (Military)   a small hole in the ground in which a sniper hides  
swallow hole  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)      another word for       sinkhole       1  
      n     (Brit. and Austral)   a dish made of sausages baked in a batter  
      adj     (Brit)  
informal   excellent; splendid  
water hole  
1    a depression, such as a pond or pool, containing water, esp. one used by animals as a drinking place  
2    a source of drinking water in a desert  
watering hole  
1    a pool where animals drink; water hole  
2    Facetious slang   a pub  
Wookey Hole  
      n   a village in SW England, in Somerset, near Wells: noted for the nearby limestone cave in which prehistoric remains have been found. Pop.: 1000 (latest est.)  
Diccionario de inglés definición  


1    aperture, breach, break, crack, fissure, gap, opening, orifice, outlet, perforation, puncture, rent, split, tear, vent  
2    cave, cavern, cavity, chamber, depression, excavation, hollow, pit, pocket, scoop, shaft  
3    burrow, covert, den, earth, lair, nest, retreat, shelter  
4      (informal)   dive     (slang)   dump     (informal)   hovel, joint     (slang)   slum  
5      (informal)   calaboose     (U.S. informal)   cell, dungeon, oubliette, prison  
6    defect, discrepancy, error, fallacy, fault, flaw, inconsistency, loophole  
7      (slang)   dilemma, fix     (informal)   hot water     (informal)   imbroglio, jam     (informal)   mess, predicament, quandary, scrape     (informal)   spot     (informal)   tangle, tight spot  
8    pick holes in      asperse, bad-mouth     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   cavil, crab     (informal)   criticize, denigrate, disparage, disprove, find fault, knock     (informal)   niggle, pull to pieces, put down, rubbish     (informal)   run down, slag (off)     (slang)   slate     (informal)  

backstairs, clandestine, furtive, secret, secretive, sneaky     (informal)   stealthy, surreptitious, underhand, under the counter     (informal)  
   above-board, candid, frank, open, public  
hole up     
go to earth, hibernate, hide, shelter, take cover, take refuge  

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air hole, beam hole, black hole, bogey hole

need smth. like a hole in the head exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all

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a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
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