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empty

2 verb
     
empty2 past tense and past participle emptied, present participle emptying, third person singular empties
1 also empty out [transitive] to remove everything that is inside something:
Did you empty the dishwasher?
empty something onto/into something
Elinor emptied the contents of the envelope onto the table.
He emptied out the ashtray.
2 [intransitive] if a place empties, everyone leaves it:
The stores were closing, and the streets began to empty.

empty into something

phrasal verb
if a river empties into a larger area of water, it flows into it:
The Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

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