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hide out

1. verb To keep oneself or someone out of sight, often to evade law enforcement. My wife is mad at me again, so I need to hide out here for a few days, bro. You guys really need to find a place to hide out—the cops are getting closer.
2. noun A place where someone or something can stay out of sight. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideout"). The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a hideout.
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hide out (from someone or something)

to hide oneself so that one cannot be found by someone or something. Max was hiding out from the police in Detroit. Lefty is hiding out too.
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hide out

Go into or stay in hiding, especially from the authorities. For example, The cattle thieves hid out in the canyon, or He decided to hide out from the press. [Late 1800s]
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hide out

v.
To seek refuge in a secret place, especially to evade a pursuer: The gangsters hid out in a remote cabin until it was safe to return to the city.
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The accused used to commit robberies and would take shelter at hide-outs established near the bank of the river.
The police had raided many places for their arrest, however, the accused used to shift their hide-outs.
Defense ministry said in total 12 joint offensive and clearing operations were launched and the AAF carried out 12 airstrikes against insurgents strongholds and hide-outs.
Replying to a question, he said Pakistan had eradicated menace of terrorism and destroyed hide-outs of terrorists and militants.
Rafei added that the air force had launched attacks against militants' hide-outs in north and central Sinai; also, the navy had tightened control of the waterways to cut off supply lines.
They sneaked out often from the foundry to the various hide-outs in the "bughouse," the watchman's shanty and the furnace landing.
A number of civilians are also said to have been killed from their hide-outs, allegations Sudan Tribune could not immediately verify.
Targeting PKK hide-outs is an important measure but an intellectual battle to defeat this flawed ideology will greatly help in the long run.
The military said that 61 "terrorist hide-outs" had been destroyed, and that 19 militants had surrendered to Pakistani forces.
''They snuck away to one of their favourite hide-outs for a couple of nights.
The M23 group declared an end to its military campaign and said it would seek political talks after Congolese troops routed them from their hide-outs with the support of a U.N.
Al Maliki is talking of a number of new security measures, including wide-ranging searches of suburbs suspected of holding insurgent hide-outs. He has also sponsored some lacklustre talks on political reconciliation, but nothing has stopped the bombing.
The SAS will have men on the ground to gather intelligence before launching attacks on hide-outs backed by unmanned drones.
And destroying 17 terrorists' hide-outs, seizing 10 vehicles, 3 motorcycles with false papers, seizing various weapons and ammunition, destroying 5 boats, belonged to terrorists and dismantling 77 IEDs.
The cats were snapped as they rested virtually undetected in their hide-outs. Blending in is a skill commonly used by the army but these cat commando are camouflage experts.