Definition of hiding place in US English:

hiding place


  • A place for concealing someone or something.

    • ‘There have been complaints by the public that the grass in the parks is too high and that it has afforded possible hiding places for robbers.’
    • ‘I found the perfect hiding place, one that I thought Dewi would never ever find.’
    • ‘They're supposed to be nocturnal; scampering off to their dimly lit hiding places at the mere suggestion of human presence.’
    • ‘The islands and sheltered bays provided ideal hiding places for the pirate galleys that plundered passing ships.’
    • ‘Paul had said police would root out criminal elements from their hiding places and bring them to justice.’
    • ‘He heard the other vehicle drive around as the men tried to find him, and remained in his hiding place for an hour before running home.’
    • ‘At the same time, the mice in the village crept out of their hiding places and took up residence in the empty houses.’
    • ‘It does not sound like a good hiding place for a man with a $5m bounty on his head.’
    • ‘Under the ban, hunters are allowed to use dogs to flush foxes from their hiding places, but they are not supposed to use dogs to actively search for foxes.’
    • ‘There must be no hiding places for such people from here on.’
    • ‘With crowds around the whole course there were no hiding places.’
    • ‘Progress in closing down the number of hiding places for tax evaders comes at a time of major change in the Revenue Commissioners.’
    • ‘There are also many dark areas that are potential hiding places.’
    • ‘Do not leave keys within reach of the letter box or in a hiding place outside’
    • ‘He tried thinking of all the possible hiding places he'd noted since being in the house; and all the possible nooks and crannies he'd yet to even spot.’
    • ‘After she heard the man drive away, she emerged from her hiding place, but was too scared to flag down the first few vehicles in case it was him.’
    • ‘Therefore, for any outlaw or fugitive of any nationality this is the perfect hiding place.’
    • ‘In his room he first sorted his finds, then carried them back into the woods where he distributed them in secret hiding places.’
    • ‘Infestation is managed by applying insecticides to their hiding places.’
    • ‘I divided all our US dollars into four separate hiding places on my body, just in case.’
    hideaway, hideout, retreat, refuge, den, shelter, sanctuary, bolt-hole, foxhole, lair, safe house, asylum, sanctum, hermitage, oasis, haven, harbour, place of safety
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