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hiding place

  
     ( hiding places    plural  ) A hiding place is a place where someone or something can be hidden, or where they are hiding.      n-count  
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hiding     ( hidings    plural  )
1       n-uncount   If someone is inhiding, they have secretly gone somewhere where they cannot be seen or found.  
prep N  
Gray is thought to be in hiding near the France/Italy border..., The duchess is expected to come out of hiding to attend the ceremony.     
2       n-count   If you give someone a hiding, you punish them by hitting them many times.  
INFORMAL   (=beating)  
3    If you say that someone who is trying to achieve something is on a hiding to nothing, you are emphasizing that they have absolutely no chance of being successful.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
on a hiding to nothing      phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    As regards commercial survival, a car manufacturer capable of making only 50,000 cars a year is on a hiding to nothing.     


hiding place        ( hiding places    plural  ) A hiding place is a place where someone or something can be hidden, or where they are hiding.      n-count  

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hiding

  

      n   beating, caning, drubbing, flogging, larruping     (Brit. dialect)   lathering     (informal)   licking     (informal)   spanking, tanning     (slang)   thrashing, walloping     (informal)   whaling, whipping  

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n.
a room or place equipped for cooking.
I will cook in the kitchen.
n.
a relocator refers to a person or company reponsible for the moving or relocating or one or more objects from one place to another. used in a sentence as "I am looking to hire some furniture relocators to move my items from one place to another."
n.
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems, in which online interaction takes place.
[Tech.]
n.
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
n.
name given to isolated or fictive places;
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
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