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verb squirrel pronunciation in American English /ˈskwɪrəl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesquirrelling or squirreling
past tensesquirrelled or squirreled
past participlesquirrelled or squirreled

phrasal verb

squirrel away

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysquirrel away
he/she/itsquirrels away
present participlesquirrelling away or squirreling away
past tensesquirrelled away or squirreled away
past participlesquirrelled away or squirreled away
to put something away in a secret place, especially money
The family had a large fortune squirreled away.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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