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hideout

or hide-out

[ hahyd-out ]
/ ˈhaɪdˌaʊt /
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noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for hideout

hideout
/ (ˈhaɪdˌaʊt) /

noun
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

hide out

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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