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verb ( squirrels, squirreling , squirreled )

1. [ with obj. ] (squirrel something away) hide money or something of value in a safe place: the money was squirreled away in foreign bank accounts.


2. [ no obj. ] move in an inquisitive and restless manner: they were squirreling around in the woods in search of something.

ORIGIN: Middle English: shortening of Old French esquireul, from a diminutive of Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros, from skia 'shade' + oura 'tail.' Current verb senses date from the early 20th cent.

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