Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of squirrel.
  • n. The storing of something when in abundance against a time when it will be scarce (after the manner of a squirrel)

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Examples

  • Oh, once you realize it should be called squirreling, you've got to know it's insane.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I heartily second your sentiments about 'squirreling' scents away; joy should not be postponed.

    Love In the Afternoon: Demi-Jour by Houbigant

  • Indeed, high income inequality of the sort America is experiencing now prolongs a recession or depression, because when the rich are "squirreling away" so much of the country's money, "that makes it hard for the economy to grow or recover," she said.

    A New Big Idea: Create Jobs And Reduce Poverty By Doubling The Charitable Deduction

  • • The city has been squirreling over $3 billion away for a rainy day in the Retiree Trust Fund -- $1 billion of that could reduce the deficit this year.

    Allison Sesso: The "Budget Dance": It's Time to Change the Steps

  • I did that when we went squirreling it was his ‘Quest of the Golden Girl’ I read to you.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • I wish my other ways of squirreling away money had done half as well as the measly $50 I sent Josh when he decided to crank the thing up not so long ago, and asked for a bit of reader support and donations for what became TPM! joe from Lowell Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Benen on Matt Cooper

  • He didn't seem to have to think this through very long when he said, "Well, I can tell you that if I'm getting married with an end date in mind, I'll be squirreling some cash away during those eighteen years."

    Phyllis Berger: Do You Promise to Love and to Cherish... Until the Contract Runs Out?

  • Under tax laws, high earners who are self-employed or the only employee of their own small business can create a personal pension plan and deduct hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from their taxes while squirreling away up to about $2.5 million in additional money for retirement.

    Taking Your Pension Private

  • Kaine responded that squirreling away nearly six months worth of rainy-day money reflects prudence, not incompetence, on his part.

    McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold

  • I am kidnapping myself and squirreling myself away in an undisclosed location without access to the Internet or any other research materials.

    Kidnapping myself

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  • Scientologists use the term "squirreling" to refer to unauthorized alterations of their teachings or methods.

    May 4, 2009