[ UK /ʃˈælə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃæɫoʊ/ ]
  1. make shallow
    The silt shallowed the canal
  2. become shallow
    the lake shallowed over time
  1. a stretch of shallow water
  1. lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center
    shallow water
    hit the ball to shallow left field
    a shallow closet
    a shallow dish
    established a shallow beachhead
    a shallow cut
  2. lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious
    his arguments seemed shallow and tedious
    shallow people
  3. not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply
    in a shallow trance
    a night of shallow fretful sleep
    shallow breathing
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How To Use shallow In A Sentence

  • Architecturally they incorporate the low roofs, polygonal towers and shallow, semicircular domes of the Byzantine mode.
  • Place in a shallow dish and squeeze over lemon juice, then drizzle over oil.
  • They waded the river at a shallow point.
  • Crank baits trolled parallel to the shore or over sand flats in the DIRTY water where wind is blowing waves into the shore or shallows is good too regardless of the depth. Whats a good bait to use for walleye? ive never caught one but we now have land at a lake that is stocked with some.
  • In the northern Bering and southern Chukchi Seas, primary production occurs over a shallow shelf (50 to 200 m) and as the zooplankton and bacterioplankton cannot fully deplete this carbon source, it is either transferred to the benthos or advected downstream [17]. Carbon cycle and climate change in the Arctic
  • He'd probably dismissed her altogether by now as fickle, shallow and all too easily swayed by other people.
  • He dug the blade deep into the shallow indent that had been made and flung the dirt into a pile to his left.
  • Where the water is shallow, no vessel will ride. 
  • You should feel proud of yourself for not being shallow and liking someone for social status or looks.
  • The search for a replacement cause brought with it shallow opportunism, the honing of public relations skills and a ragbag of nostrums, some of them purloined from its political opponents.
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