Pronunciation: (shal'ō), [key]
—adj., -er, -est,
—n., adv., v.
1. of little depth; not deep: shallow water.
2. lacking depth; superficial: a mind that is not narrow but shallow.
3. taking in a relatively small amount of air in each inhalation: shallow breathing.
4. Baseball.relatively close to home plate: The shortstop caught the pop fly in shallow left field.
Usually, shallows. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a shallow part of a body of water; shoal.
Baseball.at a shallow position: With the pitcher up, the outfielders played shallow.
to make or become shallow.
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