Synonyms for hole up

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He took another step and plunged into a hole up to his shoulders.

I'll go down and see, if you'll just fix that hole up for me.

Let's light out for the cap-rock an' hole up for a coupla days.

What do you know about that hole up there, under that rock that is shaped like the nose of a dog?

If she'd just wanted to hole up, that was where she would have had the best chance to do it successfully.

Nolan believes she will hole up for the night somewhere above.

Watch the hole up under that stub of a limb while I tap on the trunk.

What at last brought her back was a yawn and his remark that he must "hole up" for the night.

"We'll have to hole up somewhere for the night," Duncan said.

I have found that our woodchucks, when they "hole up" in the fall, are full of fleas.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hol "orifice, hollow place, cave, perforation," from Proto-Germanic *hul (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German hol, Middle Dutch hool, Old Norse holr, German hohl "hollow," Gothic us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE root *kel- (see cell).

As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1610s. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene slang use for "vulva" is implied from mid-14c. Hole in the wall "small and unpretentious place" is from 1822; to hole up first recorded 1875. To need (something) like a hole in the head, applied to something useless or detrimental, first recorded 1944 in entertainment publications, probably a translation of a Yiddish expression, cf. ich darf es vi a loch in kop.

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