thick, tough

Elephants have a very tough hide.

leathery, scaly
buffalo, cow, elephant, etc.

The hide is tanned for leather.

1 go/put sth where you/it cannot be seen

She hid the documents away in a drawer.


He quickly hid behind a large plant.


He could easily hide in the woods.

prefer to, want to

She wanted to run away and hide.

He accused the president of preferring to hide from the truth. (figurative)


They were hiding among the bushes.


He hid behind a false identity. (figurative)


He had a weak mouth which he hid beneath a beard.


They tried to hide from their enemies.


figures hiding in the shadows


He hid the book under his bed.

carefully hidden, completely hidden, well hidden

The letters were well hidden in a drawer.

cleverly hidden

It had been cleverly hidden under furniture.

discreetly hidden

The TV was discreetly hidden in a corner.

half hidden

The buildings were half hidden by the trees.

hidden deep in sth

tiny villages hidden deep in the softly rolling hills

hidden from sight, hidden from view

The house was hidden from view by a large fence.

lie hidden, remain hidden

treasures which have lain hidden in bank vaults since the war

partially hidden, partly hidden

The house was partially hidden behind some trees.

a place to hide (sth)

I'll find a better place to hide it.

2 keep sth secret

She could barely hide her distaste.


He had deliberately hidden the illness from his boss.

be able to, be unable to

She was unable to hide her delight at his failure.

try to
make no attempt to

He made no attempt to hide his anger

manage to

The government tried to hide the evidence from the public.

keep sth hidden

feelings that she had kept completely hidden all these years

previously hidden

Hypnotherapy can bring out previously hidden emotions.

remain hidden, stay hidden

The truth may well remain hidden for ever.

Hide is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑exterior, ↑mask, ↑mist, ↑veil, ↑veneer
Hide is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agitation, ↑amusement, ↑anger, ↑annoyance, ↑astonishment, ↑bitterness, ↑blemish, ↑blush, ↑character, ↑contempt, ↑disappointment, ↑discomfort, ↑disdain, ↑disgust, ↑dismay, ↑displeasure, ↑distaste, ↑distress, ↑embarrassment, ↑emotion, ↑enthusiasm, ↑exasperation, ↑excitement, ↑face, ↑fact, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑frustration, ↑grin, ↑identity, ↑impatience, ↑imperfection, ↑inadequacy, ↑insecurity, ↑irritation, ↑laughter, ↑love, ↑moon, ↑motive, ↑nervousness, ↑pain, ↑pregnancy, ↑resentment, ↑sadness, ↑scar, ↑secret, ↑side, ↑smile, ↑smirk, ↑sneer, ↑sorrow, ↑surprise, ↑tear, ↑track, ↑treasure, ↑truth, ↑unease, ↑weakness

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