- a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.
Origin of hideout
First recorded in 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase hide out
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Examples from the Web for hideout
Not until the army fires an explosive into their hideout and the mall burns down does the ordeal finally reach closure.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath
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Zawahiri made the tape in his hideout in Pakistan, no doubt, and many Indians suspect the ISI is helping to protect him.Nuclear Pakistan's Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister
September 4, 2014
The setting is in a room that has the look of a hideout such as insurgents would favor.From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil?
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After receiving confirmation that the amendment had been approved, Escobar finally revealed the location of his hideout.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Last week, al Qaeda issued a statement from his hideout in Pakistan that urged Egyptians to fight the army coup.The Coming of Al Qaeda 3.0
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He knows I wish to get to his hideout and he is making sure that I get there.
His task was to penetrate the hideout of Barter––and he was on the way there now.
Holaf strode back into the cavern that had been the Zerv's hideout for so long.Valley of the Croen
They've gone to the Hideout an' we got to find it, li'l' hawss.
It was twenty to one Plimsoll and his men had hurried off to the Hideout.
- a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway
- to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time
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Word Origin and History for hideout
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