safe house

noun

Definition of safe house

: a place where one may engage in secret activities or take refuge

Examples of safe house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grace House, a safe house for trafficking victims, and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, a human trafficking prevention and intervention program. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fishing club collects toys, foods for Camp Pendleton families," 29 Dec. 2020 The domestic violence agency operates a safe house and provides counseling and other services for victims in 24 central Connecticut communities. Don Stacom, courant.com, "West Hartford police partner with Interval House to curb domestic violence abuse," 30 Dec. 2020 Grace House, a safe house for trafficking victims, and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, a human trafficking prevention and intervention program. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patriotic group delivers Christmas gifts," 21 Dec. 2020 There’s the posh suburbs, the city, the woodsy cabin, the little suburban safe house in the more blue-collar neighborhood. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Julia Hart Turns Mrs. Maisel Into A Gritty Gangster In I’m Your Woman," 8 Dec. 2020 Per the official premise: When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their kids are whisked away to a government safe house. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Superkids must battle an alien invasion in We Can Be Heroes trailer," 5 Dec. 2020 Perhaps not coincidentally, the assassination last August took place in front of the Tehran safe house of an Iraqi terrorist leader. Richard A. Clarke, Star Tribune, "The Biden agenda: Old business," 25 Nov. 2020 As the outbreak finally arrives at a safe house where a collection of families are staying, a man must choose between saving his own life and trying to help his wife and a child. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "30 best horror movie scenes of the 21st century," 29 Oct. 2020 While in Cincinnati, Louisa operated a safe house for freedom seekers near the location of today’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "Cleveland’s Lake View Cemetery and other Ohio sites join the National Underground Railroad Network," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of safe house

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safe house was in 1928

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24 Jan 2021

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“Safe house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safe%20house. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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safe house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of safe house

: a place where a person hides from the police, stays to be protected by the police, or is involved in secret activities

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