Definition of hiding place in US English:

hiding place


  • A place for concealing someone or something.

    • ‘Therefore, for any outlaw or fugitive of any nationality this is the perfect hiding place.’
    • ‘I divided all our US dollars into four separate hiding places on my body, just in case.’
    • ‘Infestation is managed by applying insecticides to their hiding places.’
    • ‘With crowds around the whole course there were no hiding places.’
    • ‘Do not leave keys within reach of the letter box or in a hiding place outside’
    • ‘The islands and sheltered bays provided ideal hiding places for the pirate galleys that plundered passing ships.’
    • ‘It does not sound like a good hiding place for a man with a $5m bounty on his head.’
    • ‘I found the perfect hiding place, one that I thought Dewi would never ever find.’
    • ‘There are also many dark areas that are potential hiding places.’
    • ‘Paul had said police would root out criminal elements from their hiding places and bring them to justice.’
    • ‘Progress in closing down the number of hiding places for tax evaders comes at a time of major change in the Revenue Commissioners.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In his room he first sorted his finds, then carried them back into the woods where he distributed them in secret hiding places.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the same time, the mice in the village crept out of their hiding places and took up residence in the empty houses.’
    • ‘There must be no hiding places for such people from here on.’
    • ‘They're supposed to be nocturnal; scampering off to their dimly lit hiding places at the mere suggestion of human presence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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