[container, bottle, glass, plate, pockets] vide
→ He noticed that Eric's glass was empty.
→ empty cans of lager
→ an empty milk bottle
→ Petra pushed her empty plate to one side
[space, room, house, seat] vide
→ The room was bare and empty.
→ There was no reply; the house was empty
[street, area] désert (e)
→ The roads were nearly empty.
empty of vide de
→ The streets were empty of people
→ the beaches and roads are empty of summer traffic
to stand empty
[house, building] être vide
→ Entire blocks stand empty with boarded-up windows
→ no one should remain homeless while houses stand empty
on an empty stomach à jeun
→ I made the mistake of drinking wine on an empty stomach.
→ You should take this medicine on an empty stomach.
[threat, promise, words] en l'air, vain (e)
→ Sometimes I make empty threats that I have no intention of carrying out.
→ The boast seemed like empty bravado
→ If this is the case, then improvement in people's welfare and in the environment will merely be empty words
an empty gesture un geste vide de sens
→ the event was perceived as no more than an empty gesture
(=pointless, life, days) vide
→ Life somehow seems empty and pointless
an empty feeling un sentiment de vide
→ Why was there such a flat, empty feeling?
to feel empty
[person] se sentir vide
→ she felt empty inside after her bereavement
→ my children had grown up and I felt empty and detached from my husband
empty of hope sans espoir
empty of meaning vide de sens
[+container, ashtray, bin, glass] vider
→ I emptied the ashtray.
→ We must empty the bins before we go away.
to empty one's pockets vider ses poches
→ And now - all of you empty your pockets, please
to empty one's mind se vider la tête, se vider l'esprit
→ She emptied her mind and let the music fill it
to empty one's bladder se vider la vessie
[+solid contents] vider
→ He made her empty the contents of her handbag
→ He emptied the contents into the palm of his hand.
[+liquid contents] verser
→ Empty the contents of the jar into a bowl
to empty sth into sth
(=pour out) verser qch dans qch
→ Empty the noodles into a serving bowl.
[room, hall, stadium] se vider
→ The stadium emptied at the end of the match.
→ There was a terrible smell, and the room emptied in seconds.
to empty into
[river] se jeter dans, se déverser dans
(=bottle) bouteille f vide
vt sep vider
adj les mains vides
to go away empty-handed partir les mains vides
→ Delegates from the warring sides held a new round of peace talks but went away empty-handed.
to return empty-handed revenir les mains vides, revenir bredouille
→ Shirley returned home empty-handed from her shopping trip.
adj écervelé (e)
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