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hole up


verb (intransitive, adverb)

  1. (of an animal) to hibernate, esp in a cave
  2. (informal) to hide or remain secluded


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= hide, shelter, take refuge, go into hiding, take cover, go to earth

Example Sentences Including 'hole up'

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
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths
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.
David Cavanagh MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)
The barn was as good a place as any to hole up for the night.
Mark Mills AMAGANSETT (2004)


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