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empty in(to) (something)
1. To drop or flow into something. This usage is often used to describe moving water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "empty" and "into." Did you know that this river ultimately empties into the Pacific Ocean, which is thousands of miles away?
2. To pour or dump the contents of something into something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "empty" and "into." I emptied the leftover pasta into a container so that I could wash the pot.
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empty something into somethingand empty something in
to pour something into something else. Now, empty the can of soup into the pan. Open the can and empty in the contents.
empty into something
[for a river, stream, or man-made conduit] to pour its contents into something. The Amazon River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The drainage pipe empties into the river.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.