Meaning of beat someone hollow in English:

beat someone hollow

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  • Defeat someone thoroughly.

    ‘Irish landlords were bad enough in the past, but this new importation from England beats them hollow.’
    • ‘I had the pleasure of beating him hollow at Pro Evolution Soccer 4.’
    • ‘Team-Pakistan beat India hollow at the Kotla grounds.’
    • ‘Kerala's Shiva Priya's dream run came to an end in the 63 kg division where Asian champion Aruna Mishra beat her hollow in the first round.’
    • ‘Given the standards of their movies, the splendid three-hour session will ensure that you beat the romance on the screen hollow!’
    trounce, defeat utterly, beat, annihilate, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout, worst, overwhelm, outclass
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