1. a safe place for hiding, especially from the law.


  1. a hiding place, esp a remote place used by outlaws, etc; hideaway

verb hide out (intr)

  1. to remain deliberately concealed, esp for a prolonged period of time

also hide-out, “a hiding place,” 1885, American English, from hide (v.) + out. The phrase hide out “conceal (oneself) from the authorities” is attested from 1870, American English (in reference to Northern draft dodgers in the Civil War).

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