holed up year after year in the dark bedroom of his dreary villa in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden thought a lot about symbols.
For the past three days, Bosco Ntaganda, also known as “The Terminator,” has been holed up at the American embassy in Rwanda.
Western-backed FSA brigades in northern Syria are now holed up in three pockets: in Aleppo, and to the west and north of the city.
When George W. Bush hit the ranch in Crawford, reporters were holed up in Waco.
Brooks: We holed up in the Bel Air Hotel, where Gene was staying, and we acted all the parts out.
But I do not think I should have holed the putt anyhow—I was by no means dead—and at all events he won the hole and so the match.
Now they are holed up in their strongholds, waiting developments.
Derned funny where that Dick Beckworth has holed up, Blaney was saying.
I should say it would be safe to assume the Waernu are holed up in Michaels' home.
We've got a fellow named Brittain, real name Bretinov, who is holed up in a little apartment in Brooklyn.
Old English hol "orifice, hollow place, cave, perforation," from Proto-Germanic *hul (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German hol, Middle Dutch hool, Old Norse holr, German hohl "hollow," Gothic us-hulon "to hollow out"), from PIE root *kel- (see cell).
As a contemptuous word for "small dingy lodging or abode" it is attested from 1610s. Meaning "a fix, scrape, mess" is from 1760. Obscene slang use for "vulva" is implied from mid-14c. Hole in the wall "small and unpretentious place" is from 1822; to hole up first recorded 1875. To need (something) like a hole in the head, applied to something useless or detrimental, first recorded 1944 in entertainment publications, probably a translation of a Yiddish expression, cf. ich darf es vi a loch in kop.
"to make a hole," Old English holian "to hollow out, scoop out" (see hole (n.)). Related: Holed; holing.
A gap, usually the valence band of an insulator or semiconductor, that would normally be filled with one electron. If an electron accelerated by a voltage moves into a gap, it leaves a gap behind it, and in this way the hole itself appears to move through the substance. Even though holes are in fact the absence of a negatively charged particle (an electron), they can be treated theoretically as positively charged particles, whose motion gives rise to electric current.