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"hide" in British English

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hideverb

uk   /haɪd/ us   /haɪd/ hid, hidden
B1 [I or T] to put something or someone in a place where that thing or person cannot be seen or found, or to put yourself somewhere where you cannot be seen or found: She used to hide her diary under her pillow. A kilo of heroin was found hidden inside the lining of the suitcase. I like wearing sunglasses - I feel I can hide behind them.
[T] to prevent something from being seen: He tries to hide his bald spot by sweeping his hair over to one side.
B1 [T] to not show an emotion: She tried to hide her disappointment at not getting the promotion.
B1 [T] If you hide information from someone, you do not allow that person to know it: I feel sure there's something about her past that she's trying to hide from me.

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hidenoun

uk   /haɪd/ us   /haɪd/
  • hide noun (SKIN)

[C or U] the strong, thick skin of an animal, used for making leather
  • hide noun (FOR WATCHING BIRDS/ANIMALS)

[C] UK US blind a place where people can watch wild animals or birds without being noticed by them
(Definition of hide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hideverb [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.
Phrasal verbs

hidenoun [C/U]

us   /hɑɪd/
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.
(Definition of hide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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