Meaning: to remove everything from inside something
- empty out sth The cops stopped the boys and told them to empty out their pockets.
- empty sth out I knew I'd been promoted when the boss smiled and told me to empty my old desk out and take everything to the office next to his.
- empty sth out of sth After emptying the rubbish out of the bin, I washed it inside and out.
empty out: pockets, purse, bag, suitcase, bin, container, desk, drawer, cupboard, boot (of the car)
The customs officer at the airport told me to empty out