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ensconce

verb

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1 to establish or place comfortably or snugly
  • the kids had contentedly ensconced themselves on the couch before the TV
  • happily ensconced in her new home

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2 to put into a hiding place
  • ensconced the spare house key in a place where no intruder would think to look

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“Ensconce.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ensconce. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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