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be/stay holed up

Definition of be/stay holed up

informal

  1. :  to stay in a place hidden or apart from other people <The band was/stayed holed up in the recording studio to record their album.>



Word by Word Definitions

stayplay
  1. :  a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

    :  guy

  1. :  to secure upright with or as if with stays

    :  to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

    :  to go about :  tack

  1. :  to stop going forward :  pause

    :  to stop doing something :  cease

    :  to continue in a place or condition :  remain

  1. :  the action of halting :  the state of being stopped

    :  a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

    :  self-control, moderation

  1. :  one that serves as a prop :  support

    :  a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (as a shirt collar)

  1. :  to provide physical or moral support for :  sustain

    :  to fix on something as a foundation

holeplay holed
  1. :  an opening through something :  perforation

    :  an area where something is missing :  gap: as

    :  a serious discrepancy :  flaw, weakness

  1. :  to make a hole in

    :  to drive or hit into a hole

    :  to make a hole in something

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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