[ hahyd-out ]
/ ˈhaɪdˌaʊt /
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a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.
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Origin of hideout
First recorded in 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase hide out
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How to use hideout in a sentence
Davies is a freelancer “so I hide out in my study down in deepest Sussex.”Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You hide out here till morning and then I'll come back with what weapons I can get.The Blind Lion of the Congo|Elliott Whitney
It might make you trouble and we would be no better off, compelled to hide out in the woods, than we would be in jail.The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle|Wilmer M. Ely
Think he was fixin' up for a hide-out, in case he should need one?The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
However, the following day he did take his jumping bar and his roping dummy to the new hide-out.
It was hard to keep the secret of the hide-out to himself; so Jim began to hint darkly to Jean about his lonely spot.
British Dictionary definitions for hideout
/ (ˈhaɪdˌaʊt) /
a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway
verb hide out (intr)
to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hideout
Go into or stay in hiding, especially from the authorities. For example, The cattle thieves hid out in the canyon, or He decided to hide out from the press. [Late 1800s]
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