"holes" in the noun sense
an opening into or through something
an opening deliberately made in or through something
3. hole, golf hole
one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course
"he played 18 holes"
an unoccupied space
5. hole, hollow
a depression hollowed out of solid matter
"he shot holes in my argument"
7. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"
"he made a muddle of his marriage"
8. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
informal terms for the mouth
"holes" in the verb sense
1. hole, hole out
hit the ball into the hole
make holes in
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