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go underground

verb phrase

to go into hiding; to operate in secret

Examples

The group of dissidents went underground.

Usage Note

informal

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go underground

verb phrase

To go into hiding; to operate in secret: the school newspaper went underground/ the persecuted go underground

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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