hole up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
he/she/itholes up
present participleholing up
past tenseholed up
past participleholed up
  1. if you hole up or are holed up somewhere, you stay there, especially because you are hiding

    She was holed up in the mountains somewhere, trying to avoid the media.

See also main entry: hole