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Past tense and a past participle of hide1.
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the past tense and a past participle of hide1
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v. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing, v.t.
1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered.
2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.v.i.
4. to conceal oneself; lie concealed: I hid in the closet.
5. hide out, to go into or remain in hiding.n.
6. Brit. blind (def. 24).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳdan, c. Old Frisian hūda, Middle Dutch hüden; akin to Greek keúthein to conceal]
syn: hide, conceal, secrete mean to keep something from being seen or discovered. hide is the general word: A rock hid them from view. conceal, somewhat more formal, usu. means to intentionally cover up something: He concealed the evidence of the crime. secrete means to put away carefully, in order to keep secret.
n., v. hid•ed, hid•ing. n.
1. the raw or dressed pelt or skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse.
a. the skin of a human being: You'll burn your hide in that hot sun.
b. safety or welfare: trying to save the hides of fellow party members.
3. Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.Idioms:
hide (n)or hair, a trace or evidence, as of something missing.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳd, c. Old Saxon hūd, Old High German hūt, Old Norse hūth, Latin cutis skin, cutis]
an Old English unit of land measurement varying usu. from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 48 hectares).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hīd(e),hīg(i)d portion of land, family]
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