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1 a place where a person goes to hide or to avoid others
  • the detectives tracked the thieves to their lair and arrested them

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2 the shelter or resting place of a wild animal
  • we found an abandoned fox's lair in the woods behind the barn

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3 British dialect a place set aside for sleeping
  • while he was on the road, he used the back compartment of his lorry as his lair

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The first known use of lair was before the 12th century

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“Lair.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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