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go underground

1. To conceal oneself in a hidden place or at a hidden location so as to avoid discovery or detection, especially by figures of authority. Many political dissidents have gone underground now that the government has begun its violent crackdown on opposing parties. The agent had to go underground after his cover was blown.
2. To operate or function without being detected by someone or something, especially a body or figures of authority. The distributors of the pro-socialist pamphlets seem to have gone underground ever since they started attracting the attention of the feds.
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go underground

in. to go into hiding; to begin to operate in secret. The entire operation went underground, and we heard no more about it.
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'All such things as jobs,' said Mrs Plornish, 'seems to me to have gone underground, they do indeed.' (Herein Mrs Plornish limited her remark to the plastering trade, and spoke without reference to the Circumlocution Office and the Barnacle Family.)
Farooqui said the suspects were among criminals, who had themselves gone underground to avoid arrest.
In this regard it was learnt that the NAB has arrested a PPP leader Zulfiqar Janwri, while several contractors and others have gone underground. A team of the NAB Islamabad is conducting investigation into the funds issued to Khairpur, while the arrested PPP leader has been shifted to an unknown place.
But the illegal workers are said to have gone underground late on Tuesday without the owners' knowledge.
Banquerigo said there seems to be more MSMEs that have gone underground because they have rejected the notion that they could avail of help, technical or otherwise, if they legitimize their operations.
LAHORE -- Nationwide crackdown against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and detention of its chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has created unrest among the party ranks with some of the leaders have gone underground and are making desperate attempts to mobilise the workers through social media.
He said he had gone underground to escape police custody and to appear before the chief justice.
The police registered a case two years ago against the accused who had gone underground in KP.
His solicitor Carla Forfar, said that Hill, homeless, "had essentially not gone underground but been engaged with the probation service.
The police said Nisar Jamal had allegedly killed his mother-in-law a few months ago in Ijra and gone underground. The murder weapon was also recovered from the suspect.
The accused had gone underground but following a tip-off, a NAB team raided a place and arrested Ali Bakhsh Baloch, he said.
Since then, he had gone underground. He was wanted by the judiciary for killing and possession of arms.
In a brand new series of Secret Shopper, Mary Portas and her gang of retail snoops have again gone underground to catch out some of Britain's biggest high street chains.
Meanwhile, Asaram's son Narayan, has gone underground and is consistently dodging the police.
Abid had gone underground after a joint investigation team of the FIA and NADRA launched a crackdown against those involved in the alleged scandal.