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hiding

noun uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.dɪŋ/

hiding noun (PUNISHMENT)

[C usually singular] old-fashioned a punishment by being beaten repeatedly [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!"

hiding noun (PLACE)

be in hiding/go into hiding to be/go somewhere where you cannot be found
Translations of “hiding”
in Chinese (Traditional) (懲罰性的)痛打, 慘敗,徹底失敗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (惩罚性的)痛打, 惨败,彻底失败…
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