stow away
intransitive verb Date: 1879 to secrete oneself aboard a vehicle as a means of obtaining transportation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stow·away — /ˈstowəˌweı/ noun, pl aways [count] : someone who hides on a ship, airplane, etc., in order to travel without paying or being seen A stowaway was discovered on the ship. see also stow away at ↑stow …   Useful english dictionary

  • stow away — {v.} 1. {informal} To pack or store away. * /After New Year s Day the Christmas decorations were stowed away until another season./ 2. To hide on a ship or another kind of transportation to get a free ride. * /John ran away from home and stowed… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stow away — {v.} 1. {informal} To pack or store away. * /After New Year s Day the Christmas decorations were stowed away until another season./ 2. To hide on a ship or another kind of transportation to get a free ride. * /John ran away from home and stowed… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stow away — index harbor, hide, hoard, store Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stow away — phrasal verb Word forms stow away : present tense I/you/we/they stow away he/she/it stows away present participle stowing away past tense stowed away past participle stowed away 1) [intransitive] to hide in a vehicle, ship, or plane in order to… …   English dictionary

  • stow away — verb hide aboard a ship or a plane to get free transportation The illegal immigrants stowed away on board the freighter • Derivationally related forms: ↑stowaway • Hypernyms: ↑hide, ↑hide out • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • stow away — you d better stow away until the air clears Syn: hide, conceal oneself, travel secretly …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stow away — Synonyms and related words: bank, bosom, bottle up, bundle away, bury, cache, coffer, deposit, embosom, file, file and forget, hide away, hutch, keep hidden, keep secret, lay away, lay down, lay in, lay in store, lock up, lodge, pack away, plant …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stow\ away — v 1. informal To pack or store away. After New Year s Day the Christmas decorations were stowed away until another season. 2. To hide on a ship or another kind of transportation to get a free ride. John ran away from home and stowed away on a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stow away — conceal oneself on a ship, aircraft, etc. so as to travel without paying or surreptitiously. → stow …   English new terms dictionary

  • stow away — PHRASAL VERB If someone stows away, they hide in a ship, aeroplane, or other vehicle in order to make a journey secretly or without paying. [V P] He stowed away on a ferry and landed in North Shields …   English dictionary

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