Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of squirrel.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • After Tony Crosland died when foreign secretary, in 1977, she had to sell the house they lived in and the country refuge they'd just bought in Oxfordshire: there was no pile of political loot to fall back on, no expense account bundles squirrelled away.

    Death and the scenery of life | Peter Preston

  • The last time the World Cup was held in Brazil, back in 1950, your super soaraway Manchester Guardian squirrelled away its report of what was effectively the final – that famous game between the hosts and their victors Uruguay, still the single most dramatic event in the entire history of the sport – at the bottom of page five, column seven.

    Girl from Ipanema was not the only bum note struck at a Rio marina | Scott Murray

  • Two World Bank directors are flying to the Middle East this weekend to work on recovering some of the assets squirrelled away by members of the deposed regimes in Egypt and Tunisia.

    World Bank wants anti-graft lessons on school curriculum in poor countries

  • Turns out after the initial run on Baghdad they squirrelled Petraeus away at the Army war college and he rewrote the book on counterinsurgency (literally).

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  • Two World Bank directors are flying to the Middle East this weekend to work on recovering some of the assets squirrelled away by members of the deposed regimes in Egypt and Tunisia.

    World Bank wants anti-graft lessons on school curriculum in poor countries

  • And then it was gone (except for quart or so in a gallon bag that I squirrelled away in the freezer.)

    Kidney Beans

  • And then it was gone (except for quart or so in a gallon bag that I squirrelled away in the freezer.)

    Kidney Beans

  • And then it was gone (except for quart or so in a gallon bag that I squirrelled away in the freezer.)

    Kidney Beans

  • Bhojwani's deception came to light back in 2000, when the Financial Times printed an investigation into Abacha's looted billions – in particular money which was squirrelled away in two Swiss bank accounts registered in the names Kaiser and Seuze.

    Jersey court jails former Nigerian dictator's business associate

  • (It might be worth taking a look at the full list to see if something's been squirrelled away in a different category – this would have been the longest blog in history if I'd written them all out for here.)

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  • Longest English word pronounceable as one syllable.

    August 4, 2009

  • I chop my squirrelled in half.

    August 4, 2009

  • it casts a long shadow with its tail.(hint: look up the etymology)

    August 4, 2009

  • has the distinction of having no 'true' vowels in it, either; a real consonant soup (underneath the spelling)

    August 4, 2009