safe house


Definition of safe house

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

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To elude Venezuela’s intelligence service, Mr. Vecchio moved from one safe house to another. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Venezuela Opposition’s Man in D.C. Seeks to Rally U.S. Support," 15 Feb. 2019 Sign-up Those in the Dar es Salaam safe house have little hope of resuming their regular lives soon. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Behind the Curtain: In Tanzania, a Crackdown Sends LGBT People Into Hiding," 6 Dec. 2018 For $3,000, the first smuggler would take the couple from a nearby safe house to the Rio Grande. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "As border crossings surge, a Mexican couple tests Trump’s policies," 21 June 2018 Chronic back pain and nausea caused her to vomit twice during our interview at a safe house in the capital. Juan Carlos, Marie Claire, "This Is What a World Without Reproductive Rights Would Be Like," 25 Apr. 2016 This documentary, which covers events in Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2009, interweaves videos made by Al Qaeda members there with footage shot by Saudi security forces of raids on terrorist suspects’ safe houses. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: ‘Path of Blood’ Presents Terrorists’ Videos," 12 July 2018 Glover finally reaches a safe house complete with televisions showing the feed from security cameras around the farmhouse. Travis M. Andrews,, "‘SNL’ scolds everyone for caring about Kanye West’s tweets in a spoof on ‘A Quiet Place’," 6 May 2018 For $4,000 more, the second smuggler would take them from the river to a safe house in McAllen, Tex. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "As border crossings surge, a Mexican couple tests Trump’s policies," 21 June 2018 The government’s equal opportunities office says most of the money has gone to providing more beds in safe houses for trafficked women and girls who want to escape life on the streets. Washington Post, "Italy stems immigration, short on aiding indebted sex slaves," 7 Mar. 2018

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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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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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