hole up

verb
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of hole up

intransitive verb
: to hide out in or as if in a hole or cave
transitive verb
: to place in or as if in a refuge or hiding place

Examples of hole up in a Sentence

  1. we'll hole up in the cellar and wait out the hurricane

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First Known Use of hole up

1875

hole up Synonyms

Synonyms
1hide, lie, lurk, repose, skulk
Antonyms
appear
Related Words
slink, sneak; avoid, elude, evade
Near Antonyms
come out, materialize, show up, turn up

HOLE UP Defined for Kids

hole up

verb

Definition of hole up for Students

holed up; holing up
: to take shelter
  • During the storm they holed up in the basement.


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