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holding yard
holdings
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hole in one
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hole in the wall
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hole up definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: remain secluded or in hiding; "He is writing his book and is holing up in his study"
2: score a hole in one
3: sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves" [syn: hibernate, hole up] [ant: aestivate, estivate]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1875 intransitive verb to hide out in or as if in a hole or cave transitive verb to place in or as if in a refuge or hiding place

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you hole up somewhere, you hide or shut yourself there, usually so that people cannot find you or disturb you. (INFORMAL) His creative process involves holing up in his Paris flat with the phone off the hook. PHRASAL VERB: V P

Moby Thesaurus

be incognito, burrow, disappear, drop from sight, go into hiding, go to ground, go underground, hide, hide away, hide out, lie, lie close, lie doggo, lie hid, lie low, lie snug, masquerade, play peekaboo, remain anonymous, retire from sight, sit tight, stay in hiding, take cover, wear a mask



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