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hole up (third-person singular simple present holes up, present participle holing up, simple past and past participle holed up)

  1. To hide.
    The guerrillas holed up in a small cave.
    • 2005, BBC News, Thursday, 27 January, 2005, 18:50 GMT[1]:
      The battle ended a two-day siege of an apartment block, where the suspects were holed up.