transitive verb past tense hid past participle hidden or [archaic]hid
- 1.1 (conceal, secrete)(object/person)he hid her in the bedroom
esconderla escondió en el dormitorioto hide something
fromsomebodyshe hid the money from the policeescondió el dinero para que no lo encontrara la policíato hide oneselfescondersehe hid himself in the undergrowthse escondió en la malezaI don't know where she's gone and hidden herselfno sé dónde se ha metidoExample sentences1.2 (keep secret)
(emotions/thoughts)to hide one's feelings
- He had saved around £2,000 which had been hidden away in a holdall behind a table in his bungalow.
- On Saturday we continued with the sorting out and tackled three boxes of assorted stuff that have been carefully hidden away in the cupboards in the spare room since we moved in over eighteen months ago.
- The silver gilt trophy had been hidden away in a bank vault in a secret location.
ocultarocultar sus ( or mis etc) sentimientosto hide something
fromsomebodyocultarle algohe hid his fears from his wife aalguienle ocultó sus temores a su mujerdon't try and hide it from meno intentes ocultármeloI've got nothing to hideno tengo nada que ocultar or esconderExample sentences1.3 (mask, screen) she hid her face in her hands and wept
se tapó la cara con las manos y se echó a llorara line of tall trees hid the house from view o from sightuna hilera de árboles altos no dejaba ver la casaExample sentences
- The facts had to be hidden from his wife, Danielle.
- I agreed to act as though our affair were a secret, a clandestine drama to be hidden from the rest of the world.
- Like Cherise, who missed her father and made no secret about it, Lindiwe was open emotionally, never hiding the fact that she missed her husband and child.
- The moon was hidden behind a cloud and she couldn't see anything, but her ears could hear a suspicious tiptoeing around the front door.
- The night is filled with bright, sparkling stars as far as the eye can see, without cloud or smog to hide them.
- The moon was hidden behind thick black clouds and she had to grope her way around the unfamiliar surroundings.
intransitive verb past tense hid past participle hidden or [archaic]hid
- escondersequick, let's hide! to hide behind somebody/somethingesconderse detrás de alguien/algowhere've you been hiding all these weeks?¿dónde has estado metido todas estas semanas?to hide
fromsomebodyesconderseit was impossible to hide from his father's wrath dealguienera imposible escapar a la ira de su padre
- (British English) (in bird-watching, hunting)Example sentences
- We expect the camera crew to sit patiently in a camouflaged hide, waiting for the wildlife to wander by.
- The property sleeps nine and has ready access to woodland walks and a five-acre wildlife reserve with bird hides and a trout lake.
- If you were building a hide from which to observe them in their natural habitat, you would probably situate it somewhere in the north-west between Liverpool and Wigan.
nouncountable or uncountable
- 1 (of animal)(— raw) piel (feminine)(— tanned) cuero (masculine)Example sentences
- The production of leather from animal hides was a time-consuming and dreadfully smelly process.
- During the winter, additional warmth was provided by bear skins and buffalo hides.
- In return for animal hides, the merchants of Southampton obtained gold, silver, glass ware, and wine.
- 2 [humorous] (of human) he did that to save his own hidelo hizo para salvar el pellejo or su propio pellejo [colloquial]he's got a hide like a rhinocerostiene la piel más dura que un elefantenot to see hide nor hair of somebody [colloquial]no verle el pelo a alguien [colloquial]I've not seen hide nor hair of him since Tuesdayno le he visto el pelo desde el martesto have somebody's hide [colloquial]if you let me down, I'll have your hide!como me dejes colgado, pagarás con el pellejo [colloquial]to tan somebody's hide [colloquial]curtir a alguien a palos [colloquial]I'll tan your hide if you do that again!¡como vuelvas a hacer eso, te curto a palos!Example sentences
- A player might start out not looking very tough, but he develops a thick hide and becomes a tough guy at the height of his abilities.
- Develop a thick hide and have patience - and keep writing, whether you get recognized or not.
- Fortunately, my hide was thick enough that I didn't let it get to me.
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