Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of squirrel.
  • n. Storing up, hoarding.
  • n. 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I am sure that a dictatorship may be cheaper but then dictators do have a habit of opening Swiss bank accounts and squirrelling away large chunks of state assets for their own use.

    The price of democracy

  • No splashing cash for Australia's Generation Y GENERATION Y is leading a savings charge by anxious Australians who are so worried about their financial future they are squirrelling away a buffer to protect against hard times.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Top of the tongue-in-cheek list was Scrooge McDuck, whose habit of squirrelling away gold coins made him worth $44 billion this year as the gold price soared more than 30 per cent.

    The Australian | News |

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