to hide one's real feelings meaning, to hide one's real feelings definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( hides    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hiding    present participle)   ( hid    past tense)   ( hidden    past participle  )
1       verb   If you hide something or someone, you put them in a place where they cannot easily be seen or found.   (=conceal)  
He hid the bicycle in the hawthorn hedge...      V n  
They could see that I was terrified, and hid me until the coast was clear.      V n  
2       verb   If you hide or if you hideyourself, you go somewhere where you cannot easily be seen or found.  
At their approach the little boy scurried away and hid...      V  
They hid themselves behind a tree.      V pron-refl  
3       verb   If you hide your face, you press your face against something or cover your face with something, so that people cannot see it.  
She hid her face under the collar of his jacket and she started to cry...      V n  
4       verb   If you hide what you feel or know, you keep it a secret, so that no one knows about it.  
Lee tried to hide his excitement...      V n  
5       verb   If something hides an object, it covers it and prevents it from being seen.  
The man's heavy moustache hid his upper lip completely...      V n  
6       n-count   A hide is a place which is built to look like its surroundings. Hides are used by people who want to watch or photograph animals and birds without being seen by them.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
in AM, use blind     
7       n-var   A hide is the skin of a large animal such as a cow, horse, or elephant, which can be used for making leather.   (=skin)  
...the process of tanning animal hides.     

Hide-and-seek is a children's game in which one player covers his or her eyes until the other players have hidden themselves, and then he or she tries to find them.      n-uncount  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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hid, hidden, hideous, hideout

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
go for something, take one's chances
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
Built up System within the web, whereby one’s web assts can be gathered and stored.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
in real life
[Internet slang] Life in the real world, in contrast to life on the Internet.
one who solves people's problems
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