verb (intransitive, adverb)
- (of an animal) to hibernate, esp in a cave
- (informal) to hide or remain secluded
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, take refuge
, go into hiding
, take cover
, go to earth
Example Sentences Including 'hole up'
Deadwood Circle the wagons and hole up at the best western on TV.
Listen, I understand if you can't face going away anywhere, but why don't you hole up with us at the vicarage for a
Mayor Ray Nagin urged residents to get out while they could and told any left behind to hole up in tall buildings.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Now she and Lawrence were going to hole up in Belvoir for the night -- at her aunt's house -- and respray the Volvo green in the morning.
MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)
Others are interested only in self-defence and bush craft, so they can hole up and survive in the event of societal breakdown.
The barn was as good a place as any to hole up for the night.
Then I have the afternoons to myself to hole up in my caravan with the PC, and tap away at my writing.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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