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hide 1

v. hid (hĭd), hid·den (hĭd′n) or hid, hid·ing, hides
1. To put or keep out of sight or away from notice: hid the money in a sock.
2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal: tried to hide the facts.
3. To cut off from sight; cover up: Clouds hid the stars. See Synonyms at block.
4. To avert (one's gaze), especially in shame or grief.
1. To keep oneself out of sight or notice.
2. To seek refuge or respite: "no place to hide from boredom or anger or loneliness" (Matt Teague).
Phrasal Verbs:
hide behind
To keep from being criticized or caught doing wrong by making use or mention of (something), especially as an excuse: "[She] said she would not hide behind political euphemism when discussing taxes" (William Yardley).
hide out
To be in hiding, as from a pursuer: The gangsters hid out in a remote cabin until it was safe to return to the city.

[Middle English hiden, from Old English hȳdan; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: hide1, conceal, secrete2, cache, cloak
These verbs mean to keep from the sight or knowledge of others. Hide and conceal are the most general and are often used interchangeably: I used a throw rug to hide (or conceal) the stain on the carpet. I smiled to hide (or conceal) my hurt feelings.
Secrete and cache involve concealment in a place unknown to others; cache often implies storage for later use: The lioness secreted her cubs in the tall grass. The mountain climbers cached their provisions in a cave.
To cloak is to conceal something by masking or disguising it: "On previously cloaked issues, the Soviets have suddenly become forthcoming" (John McLaughlin). See Also Synonyms at block.

hide 2

The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.
tr.v. hid·ed, hid·ing, hides
To beat severely; flog.
hide nor hair
A trace; a vestige: haven't seen hide nor hair of them since the argument.

[Middle English, from Old English hȳd; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

hide 3

An old English measure of land, usually the amount held adequate for one free family and its dependents.

[Middle English, from Old English hīd; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hide out - be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
lie low - to try to avoid detection especially by police; "After we knock off that liquor store we'll have to lay low for a while"
stow away - hide aboard a ship or a plane to get free transportation; "The illegal immigrants stowed away on board the freighter"
hunker down - take shelter; "During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut"
hole up - remain secluded or in hiding; "He is writing his book and is holing up in his study"
lie low - keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous
earth - hide in the earth like a hunted animal

hide 1

1. To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
2. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
3. To conceal in obscurity:
4. To cut off from sight:
phrasal verb
hide out
To shut oneself up in secrecy:
Informal: hole up.
References in periodicals archive ?
Separate airstrikes also killed eleven other militants in the remote Datta Khel village of restive North Waziristan tribal district and destroyed two militant hide outs, the official said.
However, he admitted that some Al-qaeda fighters have been searching for hide outs in rugged areas of Aghanistan.
Saddam's appearance on Iraqi TV after the attack was not a surprise because he was believed to have recorded several statements earlier this week in anticipation of early strikes on his hide outs.
The security force of the country have been making all out efforts to apprehend the terrorists hiding in the hide outs at various distant and mostly unreachable places.
Paying tributes to the Army and valiant tribes for defeating terrorists, clearing them from their hide outs and sacrificing while standing alongside each other, General Raheel said that the whole world recognises our contribution in fighting the terrorism menace and seeks to learn from our experience.