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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.
See also: hide, out

secret hideout

A clandestine location used as a refuge by the select few who know about it. I bet the thieves have holed up in some secret hideout so that the police don't find them. When I was a kid, my friends and I had a secret hideout down by the creek.
See also: hideout, secret
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hide out

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.
See also: hide, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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KALAYA -- At least 10 militants were killed and several others injured in security forces shelling while two hideouts were destroyed in the action on Sunday.
The militants were killed when three insurgent hideouts were destroyed in the action in the tribal region.
PESHAWAR -- At least 17 militants were killed and several others injured when Pakistani jets bombed militant hideouts in the Kurram tribal region during a security forces operation on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a senior spokesman of Libya's National Transitional Council announced the collapse of the main and the last citadel of Muammar Qaddafi and his proponents, the Bab al-Azizya Compound, and said the Libyan revolutionaries have started a wide-scale search for the dictator's hideout.
A day before eight militants were killed and their three hideouts were destroyed during the shelling in the same areas on Wednesday.
ORAKZAI AGENCY -- At least 13 suspected militants were killed and several others injured as jet fighters targeted militants hideouts in upper Orakzai agency's rugged mountainous terrain on Saturday, officials said.
It may be mentioned that Pakistani jets bombed militants' hideouts in a northwestern tribal district early Thursday, killing at least 35 militants, including local and foreign terrorists.
Acting on a tip off, the state police and the personnel of the paramilitary No.16 Rashtriya Rifles launched a joint search operation and busted the hideout.
According to details, armed forces targeted the suspected hideouts of extremists with air strikes in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency destroying three of them.
The militants suspected hideouts were also pounded in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency on Wednesday during which dozens of militants, most of them foreign fighters, were killed.
The army destroyed ISIS hideouts in al-Dawoudiyeh village to the southeast of Hasaka city, killing dozens of terrorists.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) - Security forces destroyed 3 hideouts and burned two boats in Diyala province.
During search of the twin hideouts, Army recovered two AK56 Rifels, one AK7.Bolt Action Bullet Gun, one telescope gun, five Pakistan made pistols, seven Bolt Action magazines, 1075 AK rounds, five pistol Magzines, , 15 Chinese Grenades, one Pak Ordinance Factory made grenade, one Anti Tank mine, and Rs.
HANGU -- At least ten suspected militants were killed on Thursday when army jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal regions of Orakzai and Khyber.
Earlier, official sources have said that 32 suspected militants were killed as the PAF jets pounded the suspected hideouts in Mir Ali and other areas of North Waziristan tribal region.