emptying / ˈɛmp ti /


emptying4 个定义

adj. 形容词 adjective

emp·ti·er, emp·ti·est.

  1. containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle.
  2. vacant; unoccupied: an empty house.
  3. without cargo or load: an empty wagon.
v. 有主动词 verb

emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.

  1. to make empty; deprive of contents; discharge the contents of: to empty a bucket.
  2. to discharge: to empty the water out of a bucket.
v. 无主动词 verb

emp·tied, emp·ty·ing.

  1. to become empty: The room emptied rapidly after the lecture.
  2. to discharge contents, as a river: The river empties into the sea.
n. 名词 noun

plural emp·ties.

  1. Informal. something that is empty, as a box, bottle, or can: Throw the empties into the waste bin.

emptying 近义词

v. 动词 verb

remove contents


  • empty calories
  • empty nest
  • empty suit
  • glass is half full (half empty)
  • running on empty


  1. Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.
  2. A small stream flows from high up in the Korengal and meanders down through the valley before emptying into the Pech River.
  3. It did little to stop this juggernaut, as the Chiefs racked up another 47 points in the second half, despite emptying their bench.
  4. I used to fantasize about emptying his Smirnoff bottle in the kitchen sink and filling it back up with water.
  5. The 27-year-old was in her element at the bash, spraying cans of Lone Star beer at the crowd and emptying a few water bottles.
  6. Well, youth; be of good cheer—He, who has little, has little to lose; and a soldier's pocket is seldom much lighter for emptying.
  7. "We're using up our reserve supply," said Clip, while they were emptying the canteens into the tanks.
  8. It skirts the base of some low hills and flows nearly south in emptying into the Kanawha.
  9. So from thence home, where my house of office was emptying, and I find they will do, it with much more cleanness than I expected.
  10. It has emptying into it several small rivers navigable for 100 miles and upward.