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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 ​yourfeelings, you do not show them: [T] She ​tried to hide her ​disappointment.
If you hide ​information from someone, you do not ​let that ​personknow it: [T] He said nothing is ​wrong, but I ​think he’s hiding something.
Phrasal verbs

hidenoun [C/U]

 us   /hɑɪd/
the ​strongthickskin of an ​animal that is used for making ​leather: [C] He ​beganscraping 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)







"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 ​wearingsunglasses - I ​feel I can hide behind them.
[T] to ​prevent something from being ​seen: He ​tries to hide his ​baldspot 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 ​feelsure there's something about her past that she's ​trying to hide from me.

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Phrasal verbs

hidenoun

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

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

[C] UK (US blind) a ​place where ​people can ​watchwildanimals or ​birds without being ​noticed by them
(Definition of hide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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