hide1 [ haıd ] (past tense hid [ hıd ] ; past participle hidden [ `hıdn ] ) verb ***
1. ) transitive to put something in a place so that no one can find or see it:
hide something in/at/under etc. something: She hid the key in the drawer.
hide something from someone: I wanted to hide his present from him until his birthday.
hide something away: She has some chocolate cookies hidden away in her drawer.
a ) intransitive to go or be somewhere where no one can find you or see you:
hide behind/under/in etc.: He ran and hid behind a bush.
I just want to hide in my room until they all go home.
hide from: Robert is hiding from us.
b ) transitive to help someone stay in a place where other people cannot find them or see them:
hide someone from someone: She had helped an army deserter by hiding him from the military police.
c ) intransitive MAINLY SPOKEN to be in a place that is difficult to find or see:
There was a piece of moldy cheese hiding at the back of the fridge.
2. ) transitive to make something difficult or impossible to see clearly:
Marge's face was hidden by her hair.
Dark clouds hid the sun.
hide something from sight/view: She watched until a bend in the road hid them from sight.
a ) hide your face to move your head so that people cannot see your face, for example because you are upset:
I hid my face in my hands.
3. ) transitive to not allow people to know what you are thinking or feeling:
I knew I had to hide my feelings.
can't hide something: He could not hide his disappointment.
hide a smile: She hid a smile as she watched him struggle.
a ) to not allow people to find out about something:
hide the truth: I never hid the truth, least of all from you.
hide something from someone: How had he managed to hide his addiction from his family?
4. ) intransitive to try not to accept something or not to be affected by something:
hide from: You can't hide from your feelings forever.
Some parents may try to hide from the reality of the situation.
have nothing to hide
to not be afraid of what people may discover, because you have done nothing wrong
,hide `out phrasal verb intransitive
to go somewhere where no one can find you:
We used to hide out from our parents here.
hide 2 [ haıd ] noun count or uncount
the skin of an animal such as a cow that is used for making leather
have the hide of an elephant/rhinoceros
to be very difficult to upset because you do not care what people say about you
have the hide to do something AUSTRALIAN
to be brave enough or rude enough to do something
have not seen hide nor hair of someone
to have definitely not seen someone:
I haven't seen hide nor hair of him for a week.
save your/someone's hide INFORMAL
to save yourself or someone else from being punished or from suffering
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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