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English definition of “hiding”

hiding

noun (PUNISHMENT)    /ˈhaɪ.dɪŋ/
[C usually singular] old-fashioned a punishment by being beaten repeatedlyPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments [C usually singular] UK informal a total defeat: "How did the French team get on in their match against Italy?" "They got a real hiding!"Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of hiding noun (PUNISHMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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