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  1. 1

    empty

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    empty out

    to make something empty by taking everything out of it

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  2. 3

    empty

    or

    empty out

    if a place empties, all the people in it leave

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  3. 4
    if a river empties into a lake or into the sea, it flows into it

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pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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