Definition of hideout in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhīdˌout/ /ˈhaɪdˌaʊt/


  • A hiding place, especially one used by someone who has broken the law.

    ‘the kidnappers did not want their hideout discovered’
    • ‘The pair then went on the run and were only discovered at a hideout in Leeds following a nationwide manhunt after the killing.’
    • ‘One reason that no one ever discovered their hideout was because no one ever dared to stray too far into the forest.’
    • ‘The crunch of the leaves told them that their hideout would soon be discovered.’
    • ‘He retreated to his hideouts in the mountains of Tajikistan, taking his men and their weapons with him.’
    • ‘As the news of the victory spread across the country, villagers left their mountain hideouts and joined his righteous army, which grew into a force of 2,000 people.’
    • ‘Russian news agencies said the gunships pounded guerrilla hideouts in the region's mountainous south, killing at least a dozen people.’
    • ‘Security forces recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunitions from different hideouts raided during the last 24 hours.’
    • ‘Despite superior numbers and firepower, Russian troops have been unable to uproot the rebels from their mountainous hideouts.’
    • ‘The islands of the Caribbean are filled with significant historical sites, from old forts to pirate hideouts.’
    • ‘Most of the men in the village had also sought protection from the guerrillas, whose hideouts were located in several hilly areas nearby.’
    • ‘The islanders said they had survived Cyclone Zoe by fleeing to mountain hideouts along paths their ancestors had used for centuries during cyclones.’
    • ‘The capture came at 5.30 pm GMT last night, after US forces received intelligence on two possible hideouts in the town.’
    • ‘With its maze of undulating ravines and dense forests, the Chambal Valley has provided perfect cover for the hideouts of numerous dacoit gangs for decades.’
    • ‘The rebels' hideouts are based in northern Uganda and in southern Sudan.’
    • ‘It is rugged country, mostly mountainous, with hundreds of caves and hideouts.’
    • ‘He used his freedom of movement to steal and smuggle Jewish secular and religious texts to safe hideouts, where some of them were to survive the war.’
    • ‘The police teams have in the past few days carried out extensive searches and raids on possible hideouts of the accused.’
    • ‘Shortly after dawn on September 10, five military helicopters swooped on the remote jungle hideout.’
    • ‘A secretive millionaire Rangers fan has bought a castle, once used as a hideout by Rob Roy MacGregor, to be closer to his beloved Ibrox Park.’
    hiding place, hideaway, retreat, refuge, shelter, bolthole, foxhole, lair, safe house, sanctuary, sanctum, hermitage
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/ˈhīdˌout/ /ˈhaɪdˌaʊt/