be/stay holed up

idiom

informal
: 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.

Examples of be/stay holed up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While his opponent takes the stage Thursday night in Milwaukee to accept the Republican nomination days after surviving an assassination attempt, President Joe Biden will be holed up in his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, recouping from COVID-19. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 18 July 2024 Fighting in Gaza remains fiercest in the southern city of Khan Younis, where Hamas' top leaders are believed to be holed up in a network of tunnels. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 11 Feb. 2024 Israeli security forces stormed into a town near Tubas, northeast of the Palestinian city of Nablus, and surrounded a house where militants were believed to be holed up. Isabel Debre The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2023 The Azovstal Steel and Iron Works facility in Mariupol, pictured this year before Russia's invasion, is now the site where the key port city's last Ukrainian defenders are thought to be holed up under bombardment from Russian forces. Phil McCausland, NBC News, 19 Apr. 2022 See all Example Sentences for be/stay holed up 

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“Be/stay holed up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%2Fstay%20holed%20up. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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