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The thieves fled empty-handed.
You can't go to the party empty-handed.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of empty-handed from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.