Definition of Hole up

1. Verb. Remain secluded or in hiding. "He is writing his book and is holing up in his study"

Generic synonyms: Hide, Hide Out

2. Verb. Score a hole in one.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

3. Verb. Sleep during winter. "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"
Exact synonyms: Hibernate
Generic synonyms: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber
Antonyms: Aestivate, Estivate
Derivative terms: Hibernation, Hibernation

Definition of Hole up

1. Verb. To hide. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hole Up

hole card
hole cards
hole in one
hole in retina
hole in the ground
hole out
hole punch
hole punches
hole state
hole up (current term)
holed out
holed up
holes in one
holes out
holes up

Literary usage of Hole up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies in Invalid Occupation: A Manual for Nurses and Attendants by Susan Edith Tracy (1910)
"... up, around the back, up through the same hole, down and through the fourth hole, up and around the back and down through the same hole, around the end, ..."

2. The Craven and North-west Yorkshire Highlands by Harry Speight (1892)
"... Cave—Turner and Westall —Douk Caves—Barefoot Wives' Hole—Mere Gill—Tatham Wife Hole—Up ... Hole—Up ..."

3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1904)
"Then I had the shovelers fill the hole up to the required point and level it off. Now, I took my tree, got into the hole, spread out the roots as naturally ..."

4. A Dictionary of Every-day Wants: Containing Twenty Thousand Receipts in by Alexander E. Youman (1872)
"... ounce of saltpetre, filling up with water, and plugging the hole up. In the spring take out the plug, put in half a gill of kerosene and set fire to it. ..."

5. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1910)
"... mlns. per ft. of hole up to a depth of 300 ft., to which add 6 mins. per ft. for each 100 ft. of Increased depth. r = time in minutes required to raise ..."

6. Handbook of Rock Excavation, Methods and Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1916)
"... to raise and lower the rods, including 2 min. to uncouple and couple up. r = 7 min. for hole up to 300 ft. plus % min. for each additional 100 ft. ..."

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