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The thieves fled empty-handed.
You can't go to the party empty-handed.
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American English version of definition of empty-handed
a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
the distance from the centre of a circle to its edge, or a straight line from the centre to the edge
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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Definition of empty-handed from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.