Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of squirrel.
  • noun Storing up, hoarding.
  • noun obsolete The sport of hunting squirrels.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • What is called "slow theft", the squirrelling away of small amounts of nuclear material by insiders to pass to terrorists, is said to be a cause of deep anxiety among officials who monitor the situation.

    Storing up trouble: Pakistan's nuclear bombs | Editorial

  • Sage found out, when she wrote the book and her father handed over her grandfather's diaries, that her grandmother had been blackmailing her husband, squirrelling away his silence payments in an account in their granddaughter's name.

    Lorna Sage, my mum

  • The massive popularity she enjoys is also partly based on angry tirades against the country's privileged class, a derided clan that today encompasses the corporations that Cristina accuses of squirrelling profits abroad instead of investing them in Argentina.

    Cristina Kirchner: she's not just another Evita | profile

  • Do I have to use scent block when im out squirrelling.

    Do I have to use scent block when im out squirrelling.

  • Do I have to use scent block when im out squirrelling.

    Do I have to use scent block when im out squirrelling.

  • Blood-pressure alert: what are the working fathers doing during all of this domestic squirrelling?

    July hardbacks in the UK

  • Blood-pressure alert: what are the working fathers doing during all of this domestic squirrelling?

    June 2007

  • I have been squirrelling away the past few days, and I...

    Hannah Nicklin

  • Blood-pressure alert: what are the working fathers doing during all of this domestic squirrelling?

    July hardbacks in the UK

  • One minute we were up on the pegs, elbows out and easing our way through the technical stuff and the next the back end was squirrelling all over the place.

    Long Way Down

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