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[emp-tee-han-did] /ˈɛmp tiˈhæn dɪd/

having nothing in the hands, as in doing no work:
While we were carrying out the luggage, he stood by empty-handed.
having gained nothing:
to return from a quest empty-handed.
bringing no gift, donation, etc.:
They came to the birthday party empty-handed.
carrying nothing in the hands
having gained nothing: they returned from the negotiations empty-handed


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