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  ( 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  



1    cache, conceal, go into hiding, go to ground, go underground, hole up, lie low, secrete, stash     (informal)   take cover  
2    blot out, bury, camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, disguise, eclipse, mask, obscure, screen, shelter, shroud, veil  
3    draw a veil over, hush up, keep dark, keep secret, keep under one's hat, suppress, withhold  
   admit, bare, confess, disclose, display, divulge, exhibit, expose, find, flaunt, reveal, show, uncover, unveil  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

hide          [2]  
      n   fell, pelt, skin  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

hid, hidden, hideous, hideout

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
1. to conceal, to hide 2. to avoid talking about (sth embarrassing)
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