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verb uk   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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noun uk   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
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