transitive verb past tense hid
/ hɪd / past participle hidden or [archaic]hid
- 1.1 (conceal, secrete)(object/person)he hid her in the bedroomto hide somethingla escondió en el dormitorio
fromsomebodyshe hid the money from the policeto hide oneselfescondió el dinero para que no lo encontrara la policíahe hid himself in the undergrowthesconderseI don't know where she's gone and hidden herselfse escondió en la malezano sé dónde se ha metidoExample sentences1.2 (keep secret)
(emotions/thoughts)to hide one's feelingsto hide somethingocultar sus ( or mis etc) sentimientos
- 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.
fromsomebodyhe hid his fears from his wifeocultarle algo aalguiendon't try and hide it from mele ocultó sus temores a su mujerI've got nothing to hideno intentes ocultármelono tengo nada que ocultar or esconderExample sentences1.3 (mask, screen) she hid her face in her hands and wept
a line of tall trees hid the house from view o from sightse tapó la cara con las manos y se echó a lloraruna 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
/ hɪd / past participle hidden or [archaic]hid
- quick, let's hide! to hide behind somebody/somethingescondersewhere've you been hiding all these weeks?esconderse detrás de alguien/algoto hide¿dónde has estado metido todas estas semanas?
fromsomebodyit was impossible to hide from his father's wrathesconderse 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)(— tanned)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 hidehe's got a hide like a rhinoceroslo hizo para salvar el pellejo or su propio pellejo [colloquial]not to see hide nor hair of somebody [colloquial]tiene la piel más dura que un elefanteI've not seen hide nor hair of him since Tuesdayno verle el pelo a alguien [colloquial]to have somebody's hide [colloquial]if you let me down, I'll have your hide!no le he visto el pelo desde el martesto tan somebody's hide [colloquial]como me dejes colgado, pagarás con el pellejo [colloquial]I'll tan your hide if you do that again!curtir a alguien a palos [colloquial]¡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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