hole up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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hole up

phrasal verb with hole verb
to ​stay in a ​safeplace, often as a way of ​escape: While writing his ​book, he holed up for a ​year at a ​cabin in the ​woods.
(Definition of hole up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hole up”
in Turkish gizlenmek, saklanmak, deliğe girmek…
in Russian прятаться, скрываться…
in Polish zaszyć się…
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