If you hole up somewhere, you hide or shut yourself there, usually so that people cannot find you or disturb you.
a hole that allows the passage of air, esp for ventilation
a hole in the shield of a nuclear reactor through which a beam of radiation, esp of neutrons, is allowed to escape for experimental purposes
If you say that someone has a bolt-hole to go to, you mean that there is somewhere that they can go when they want to get away from people that they know .
a hole or shaft excavated in the chalk of southern England or northern France, of uncertain origin and purpose
(in the oil industry ) a well that is drilled but does not produce oil or gas in commercially worthwhile amounts
a hiding place
a card dealt face down in stud poker
at a spot on or near the green that is as far as the hole is from where the ball was hit
to hit the ball into the hole
a hollow cylinder with teeth on the bottom edge attached by means of a bit, as to a portable electric drill, and used for cutting circles
a hole in the ground for lowering a lamp down into a sewer
a hole in a piece of material or item clothing caused by a moth eating it
(of a golf course ) having nine holes ; relating to a course having nine holes
a person's mouth
a very bad place; a disgusting place
a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
a shelter dug in deep usually drifted snow
→ solitary confinement ; also, a cell used for solitary confinement
excellent ; splendid
Black holes are areas in space, where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from them. Black holes are thought to be formed by collapsed stars .
a natural pool used for swimming
hole made by a bullet
A cased hole is the part of the wellbore with metal casing and cementing .
A cubby-hole is a very small room or space for storing things.
one of a set of holes for the finger on the rotating dial of a telephone
a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
a natural well in a rock
in a hole:
If you say that you are in a hole, you mean that you are in a difficult or embarrassing situation .
a peephole or a very small window in a door
a round hollow formed by the melting of a mass of buried ice
a natural well in a rock
an area of the atmosphere where the ozone layer is particularly thin or absent
A pigeon-hole is one of the sections in a frame on a wall where letters and messages can be left for someone, or one of the sections in a writing desk where you can keep documents .
a secret chamber in certain houses in England, built as a hiding place for Roman Catholic priests when they were proscribed in the 16th and 17th centuries
a hole in the ground dug by wild rabbits and leading to a warren
any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the ' f ' shaped holes of a violin
a foxhole with a camouflaged lid or cover in which a sniper hides
In a desert or other dry area, a water hole is a pool of water where animals can drink.
a hypothetical region which cannot be entered but from which matter can escape
a village in SW England, in Somerset, near Wells : noted for the nearby limestone cave in which prehistoric remains have been found
a funding shortfall in the standard drug benefit offered by many Medicare prescription drug plans
a hole in a top or platform on a mast through which a sailor can climb
a depression in the ground surface, esp in limestone, where a surface stream disappears underground
a pond or a deep place in a river, creek, etc. used for swimming
You can refer to a pub or bar where people go to drink and meet their friends as a watering hole .
a hole card:
something that you keep secret or hidden until you are ready to use it to gain an advantage over other people
hole in one:
a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole
in the hole:
the bar in a golf clubhouse