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hideaway

[hahyd-uh-wey]
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noun
  1. a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, or seclusion; refuge: His hideaway is in the mountains.
  2. hideaway bed.
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adjective
  1. hidden; concealed; a hideaway compartment for luggage.
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Origin of hideaway

1870–75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase (transitive) hide (something) away or (intransitive) hide away
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  • Once in the cool cover of the forest, Jim turned toward his hideaway.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • You were taking them to the hideaway and the hideaway is part mine.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • As he earned money from odd jobs, he began using it to stock his hideaway.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • “You promised not to tell when I took you to the hideaway,” objected Jim.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • He still felt a little guilty about the matter of the hideaway.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson


British Dictionary definitions for hideaway

hideaway

noun
  1. a hiding place or secluded spot
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Word Origin and History for hideaway

n.

"small, secluded restaurant, etc.," 1929, from hide (v.1) + away. Earlier it meant "a fugitive person" (1871).

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