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hideaway

[hahyd-uh-wey] /ˈhaɪd əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a place to which a person can retreat for safety, privacy, relaxation, or seclusion; refuge:
His hideaway is in the mountains.
adjective
3.
hidden; concealed; a hideaway compartment for luggage.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; noun, adj. use of verb phrase (transitive) hide (something) away or (intransitive) hide away
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  • The facility has the look of a perfect hideaway from which to observe planets and stars.
  • It turns with the salmon in its teeth and runs straight uphill to some unseen hideaway.
  • The fly then completes its development using the ant's head as a safe hideaway.
  • The couches and viewing gallery make for the perfect hideaway.
  • During the following years, he built the existing housing compound as a private hideaway for his family and friends.
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British Dictionary definitions for hideaway

hideaway

/ˈhaɪdəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a hiding place or secluded spot
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Word Origin and History for hideaway
n.

"small, secluded restaurant, etc.," 1929, from hide (v.1) + away. Earlier it meant "a fugitive person" (1871).

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Slang definitions & phrases for hideaway

hideaway

noun
  1. A private retreat; personal refuge; hideout (1930+)
  2. A small, remote place, esp a small nightclub, restaurant, etc: The vaudeville performer on the two-a-day has played to punks in the hideaways (1929+)

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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