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hole

 (hōl)
n.
1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit: dug a hole in the ground with a shovel.
2.
a. An opening or perforation: a hole in the clouds; had a hole in the elbow of my sweater.
b. Sports An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
c. A fault or flaw: There are holes in your argument.
3. A deep place in a body of water.
4. An animal's hollowed-out habitation, such as a burrow.
5. An ugly, squalid, or depressing dwelling.
6. A deep or isolated place of confinement; a dungeon.
7. An awkward situation; a predicament.
8. Sports
a. The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
b. One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.
9. Physics A vacant position in an atom left by the absence of a valence electron, especially a position in a semiconductor that acts as a carrier of positive electric charge. Also called electron hole.
v. holed, hol·ing, holes
v.tr.
1. To put a hole in.
2. To put or propel into a hole.
v.intr.
To make a hole in something.
Phrasal Verbs:
hole out Sports
To hit a golf ball into the hole.
hole up
1. To hibernate in or as if in a hole.
2. Informal To take refuge in or as if in a hideout.
Idiom:
in the hole
1. Having a score below zero.
2. In debt.
3. At a disadvantage.

[Middle English, from Old English hol; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

hole up

vb (intr, adverb)
1. (Zoology) (of an animal) to hibernate, esp in a cave
2. informal to hide or remain secluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hole up - remain secluded or in hiding; "He is writing his book and is holing up in his study"
hide out, hide - be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
2.hole up - score a hole in one
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
3.hole up - sleep during winter; "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"

hole

noun
1. A space in an otherwise solid mass:
2. An opening, especially in a solid structure:
3. An open space allowing passage:
4. A place used as an animal's dwelling:
5. An ugly, squalid dwelling:
6. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:
Informal: bind, pickle, spot.
verb
To make a hole or other opening in:
phrasal verb
hole up
Informal. To shut oneself up in secrecy:
Translations

w>hole up

vi (animal)sich verkriechen; (inf: gang etc, = hide) → sich verkriechen (inf)or verstecken; (= barricade themselves in)sich verschanzen