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To empty a place or container, or to become empty

empty

verb

to make something empty by taking everything out of it

unpack

verb

to take things out of a suitcase or other container that you were carrying them in

clear

verb

if a place clears, the people in it leave it

tip up

to turn a container upside down so that the things inside it come out

turn out

to remove something from a container by turning it upside down

tip

verb

to pour something from one place or container into another

deflate

verb

if a tyre or balloon deflates, or if you deflate it, air comes out of it

turn out

to remove everything from your pockets or a bag

clear

verb

to stop being blocked

empty

verb

if a place empties, all the people in it leave

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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