without sense or purpose; meaningless, unreal, or insincere
become empty; flow out
make empty; remove what is inside sth
"return all empties to the store"
"an empty glass"
"an empty room"
"full of empty seats"
"a hollow victory"
"after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime"
"after the violent argument he felt empty"
"Empty the box"
"The alarm emptied the building"
"The room emptied"
"You must vacate your office by tonight"
"Empty the water"
Vicky put the empty suitcase on top of the wardrobe.
出自： A. Newman
Spade..emptied his lungs with a long sighing exhalation.
出自： D. Hammett
The greengrocer's crates had been emptied of all but earth.
出自： E. Bowen
She emptied more than half the rice into his bowl.
Empty your bag into your hand to see if you can find the key.
把包里的东西都倒在你手里,看看是否能找到钥匙。 empty (itself) into sth
All the rivers on the east side of England empty into the North Sea.
Many rivers in Asia empty itself into the Pacific.
The stream empties itself into the river.
This river empties itself into the ocean many miles away.
The rubbish was emptied onto the ground.
No waste or garbage is to be emptied onto highways.
Open the pipe so that the water can empty out.
把管子打开,水就可以流光。 empty sth ⇔ out
Empty your pockets out, we'll see if you have any money.
I've asked the children to empty out their drawers this weekend.
When you've emptied the water out, please clean the bucket.
误 This seat is empty.
正 This seat is not occupied.
正 This seat is not reserved.
正 This seat is not taken.
析 empty译为“空的”是表示里面没有东西,指物理空间,而本句显然是指“没人占用”,故使用be occupied〔reserved, taken〕。
误 The streets were empty with vehicles at night.
正 The streets were empty of vehicles at night.
误 The boy emptied his pockets their contents.
正 The boy emptied his pockets of their contents.
误 He emptied the bottle water and then filled it with beer.
正 He emptied the bottle of water and then filled it with beer.