hole


hole
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, deep, gaping, great, huge, large, massive, yawning
small, tiny
circular, round
jagged, ragged

The missile had torn a jagged hole in the side of the ship.

bullet, drill, screw

The wall was full of bullet holes.

drainage
mouse, rabbit, etc.
VERB + HOLE
bore, create, cut, dig, drill, make, punch, wear

We dug a deep hole to bury the animals in.

She punched two holes in each sheet of paper.

He had worn a hole in the knees of his jeans.

blast, blow, break, burn, rip, tear
fill, fill in, patch, plug

I uprooted the tree and filled the hole with earth.

We used cement to plug the holes.

PREPOSITION
down a/the hole

The snake disappeared down a hole.

in a/the hole

There was water in the hole.

through a/the hole

We climbed through the hole.

hole in

I made an extra hole in my belt.

PHRASES
full of holes

The old blankets were now full of holes.

riddled with holes

The car was riddled with bullet holes.


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