From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhidehide1 /haɪd/ ●●● S2 W2 verb (past tense hid /hɪd/, past participle hidden /ˈhɪdn/) 1 [transitive]HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE to deliberately put or keep something or someone in a place where they cannot easily be seen or foundhide something in/under/behind etc Marcia hid the pictures in her desk drawer. She keeps a bottle of gin hidden behind a stack of books.hide something/somebody from somebody He was accused of trying to hide evidence from the police.2 [transitive] to cover something so that it cannot be seen clearly The church roof was half hidden by trees. Her tangled hair hid her face.3 [intransitive]HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE to go or stay in a place where no one will see or find you Quick, he’s coming! We’d better hide.hide in/under/behind etc Harry hid under the bed.hide from somebody Weiss spent two years hiding from the Nazis.4 [transitive] to keep someone in a place where other people will not find them The old woman hid him in her cellar for three days.hide somebody from somebody We’ll have to hide him from the soldiers.5 [transitive]HIDE/NOT SHOW to keep your real feelings, plans, or the truth secret, so that they cannot be known by other peoplehide your disappointment/embarrassment/confusion etc She laughed to hide her nervousness. He took off his ring to hide the fact that he was married. He told the jury that he is innocent and has nothing to hide.hide something from somebody Don’t try to hide anything from me. hide your light under a bushel at bushelTHESAURUShide to make something difficult to see or find, or to not show your true feelingsHe hid the gun in his pocket.She tried to hide her anger.The actress put up a hand to hide her face from the cameras.conceal formal to hide something, especially by carefully putting it somewhere. Also used when talking about hiding your feelings, especially in negative sentencesSeveral kilos of drugs were concealed in the back of the truck.He could not conceal his feelings any longer.The girl quickly concealed the photograph she had been gazing at.cover up to put something over another thing that you do not want people to see, in order to hide it completelyPeople cover up cracks with wallpaper or tiles.I used some make-up to cover up the spots.She was wearing a thin shawl to cover up the bruises on her arm.disguise to make someone or something seem like a different person or thing, so that other people cannot recognize themShe managed to get into the camp by disguising herself as a soldier.The men had disguised the vessel as fishing boat.camouflage to hide something by covering it with materials that make it look like the things around itWe camouflaged the plane by covering it with leaves.The troops used charcoal to camouflage their faces.Soldiers had camouflaged the trucks with branches and dirt.obscure literary to make it difficult to see something clearlyThe view was obscured by mist.His body was found, partially obscured by bushes, at the bottom of a shallow canyon.mask to make something less noticeable, for example a taste, a smell, a sound, or a feelingThe lemon helps to mask the taste of the fish.Helen had turned on the radio to mask the noise of the traffic.He did little to mask his contempt. → See Verb table
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hideShe's coming - we'd better hide!Ask me anything you want - I have nothing to hide.Dad's coming. Quick - hide!Dale hid behind some garbage cans in the alley until the men passed.So my secret can be hidden behind the sleight of a venial fib after all.Most of his face was hidden by a beard.On one tank I had, the fish panicked and hid every time I switched on the lighting.You would conspire with him to hide from me what I desire to know?"That's OK, " she said, trying to hide her disappointment.A pair of mirrored sunglasses hid her eyes from view.I used to hide his cigarettes from him so he couldn't smoke.José was unable to hide his embarrassment.He hides his real feelings under that big smile.Some cameras are so small they can be hidden in a reporter's baseball cap.The agency has been criticized for being too secretive and hiding information from the public.They put the money in a small box and hid it under the bed.I tried to hide my anxiety from the rest of the family by pretending that everything was normal.The bushes had become overgrown and now hid the entrance to the garden.She somehow hid the fact she couldn't read throughout her schooldays.He took off his ring to hide the fact that he was married.Low clouds hid the top of the mountain.Where can we hide these presents so the kids don't find them?The cat always hides under the bed when we have visitors.hide in/under/behind etcThe wild boar had been hiding behind a large and actually rather unconvincing bush for a hundred years or so.Amiss stayed hidden in his enclosure, nervously examining his body for signs of damage.They have a genuine side, and the false one hides behind it.Investigators said the bomb was hidden in the bushes in front of the two-story building.He could hide behind the door and club them down one by one when they came in.Cleo stood on tiptoe, trying to see who hid behind the door.Markert, who researched the issue for a paper, said people are hiding behind the new technology.Fortunately or unfortunately there is an impressive message hidden in the physical presences of any kind of material.hide somebody from somebodyWe'll have to hide him from the soldiers.hide something from somebodyDon't try to hide anything from me.
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hidehide2 noun [countable] 1 British EnglishHBBDLO a place from which you can watch animals or birds without being seen by them SYN blind American English2 HBADCan animal’s skin, especially when it has been removed to be used for leather ox hide gloves3 have/tan somebody’s hide4 somebody’s hide5 not see hide nor hair of somebody
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hidea buffalo hideIt was the flayed hide to a bull, winging on the tide out to sea.His hide is removed with head and paws attached and arranged upon a rack to look alive.The alligator, though pursued for its hide and much reduced in numbers, is not in present danger of extinction.If you brush against their hair it rasps the hide right off you.If the meticulous and demanding rescue work succeeds, birdwatchers using the hide will be in for a treat.
Origin hide1 Old English hydan hide2 Old English hyd