One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hide oneself.‘I holed up for two days in a tiny cottage in Pennsylvania’
hide, hide out, hide oneself, conceal oneself, secrete oneself, shelter, take cover, lie low, go to ground, go to earth, go undergroundView synonyms
- ‘I panicked at the thought of driving home and gave one fleeting thought to staying, to holing up in the car for the rest of the storm, like lovers on the run.’
- ‘Some 1,200 to 3,000 fighters were believed holed up in the city before the offensive.’
- ‘I've come to the realization lately that I've been holing up in my apartment way too much for far too long.’
- ‘Having robbed her boss's safe in order to get married, she holes up overnight at the sinister Bates motel.’
- ‘Police believe he might be holed up somewhere in southern California where he has a number of relatives.’
- ‘Special forces on Saturday besieging a house in the town, where five terror suspects were holed up.’
- ‘Today's elk are under such pressure that once the season opens they tend to hole up in the thickest cover they can find.’
- ‘A Russion oil tycoon holes up in London after some dodgy dealings in his home country.’
- ‘But then there was also fear that a sniper had holed up in one of the buildings down there.’
- ‘The local garrison holed up in St Mary's Church and put up some tough opposition before falling to the superior Royalist forces.’
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