emptying : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the act of removing the contents of something
  • v  make void or empty of contents
  • v  become empty or void of its content
  • v  leave behind empty; move out of
  • v  remove
  • v  excrete or discharge from the body

  • This Brooklyn band spent most of its first three albums emptying out the tool shed in pursuit of weird things to make noise with.
  • Nonetheless, Hank Hanegraaff, a non-Pentecostal evangelical broadcaster who calls himself the Bible Answer Man, expresses concern "about people out there emptying out their bank .
  • Americans have always preferred smaller communities, and did so even during the years when the nation seemed bent on emptying its entire population into metropolitan clots.

  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    Turning to global warming, Obama added, "We cannot accept the growing threat posed by climate change, which could forever damage the world that we pass on to our children -- sowing conflict and famine, destroying coastlines and emptying cities. And...
  • Greg Biffle in New York Daily News
    I want to be clear that I was very excited about the second-place finish and was in no hurry to leave, it just seemed unreasonable at the time to try to get to the press box as the grandstands were emptying in the opposite direction,Biffle...
  • President Bush in Sydney Morning Herald
    We will not play politics with the strategic petroleum reserve,Mr Bush told reporters after a cabinet meeting in the White House. "The idea of emptying the strategic petroleum reserve . . . would put America in a dangerous position in the...

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