- [colloquial] (beating) to give somebody a good hidingdarle a alguien una buena paliza or tundathe team got o took a terrible hiding from the championslos campeones le dieron una paliza tremenda al equipo [colloquial]to be on a hiding to nothing (British English)llevar todas las de perder [colloquial]he's on a hiding to nothing if he thinks that …está arreglado or (Spain tb) apañado si cree que …Example sentences
- In 1956, it was called getting a thrashing, or a hiding - or just ‘getting it’.
- I don't drink because I see a lot of people, they get hidings from their husbands.
- I was always chicken when it came to getting hidings from my father.
- Scotland suffered a humiliating hiding in this international friendly at Hampden Park today.
- A few results offered false hope - a victory on Boxing Day away to Motherwell, Livingston taking a hiding at Perth.
- At 20-3 down they were looking at a real hiding, but they found some passion.
- uncountable (concealment) to be in hiding (from somebody)estar escondido (de alguien)to go into hiding (from somebody)esconderse (de alguien)to come out of hidingsalir de su ( or mi etc) esconditeExample sentences
- A woman has gone into hiding after the businessman husband who tried to kill her was freed on bail, eight months into a 12-year jail term.
- They say that African women in particular are desperate for asylum because of domestic violence in their home countries and that many have to go into hiding when they are deported.
- The couple then went into hiding in Sheffield, first at a bed and breakfast and then at Foxhill Road for a couple of months.
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