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hide

verb [I/T]  us   /hɑɪd/ (past tense hid  /hɪd/ , past participle hidden  /ˈhɪd·ən/ )

hide verb [I/T] (PREVENT FINDING)

to put something or someone in a place where the person or thing cannot be seen or found, or to put yourself somewhere where you cannot be seen or found: [T] She used to hide her diary under her pillow. [I] Tommy ran and hid behind his dad. If you hide your feelings, you do not show them: [T] She tried to hide her disappointment. If you hide information from someone, you do not let that person know it: [T] He said nothing is wrong, but I think he’s hiding something.
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hide

noun [C/U]  us   /hɑɪd/

hide noun [C/U] (SKIN)

the strong thick skin of an animal that is used for making leather: [C] He began scraping the hide to prepare it for tanning. A person’s hide is that person’s self, esp. when in trouble: [C] He expects me to save his hide every time he screws up.
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