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English verb: hole up

1. hole up (perception) remain secluded or in hiding

SamplesHe is writing his book and is holing up in his study.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)hide, hide out

2. hole up (competition) score a hole in one

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

Domain categorygolf, golf game

3. hole up (body) sleep during winter

SamplesBears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber

Antonymsaestivate, estivate

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