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English definition of “go/be run to ground”

go/be run to ground

to hide in order to escape someone or something following you: He found the media attention intolerable and went to ground for several months.Hiding and disguisingRunning away and escaping
(Definition of go/be run to ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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