ADJ. thick, tough Elephants have a very tough hide. | buffalo, elephant, elk, ox, rhino
VERB + HIDE tan The hide is tanned for leather.
1 go/put sth where you/it cannot be seen
ADV. away She hid the documents away in a drawer.
VERB + HIDE prefer to, want to She wanted to run away and hide. (figurative) He accused the prime minister of preferring to hide from the truth.
PREP. among hiding among the bushes | behind (figurative) He hid behind a false identity. | beneath He had a weak mouth which he hid beneath a moustache and beard. | from hiding from their enemies | in hiding in the shadows | under He hid the book under his bed.
PHRASES carefully/completely/well hidden The letters were well hidden in the back of the cupboard. | half hidden The buildings were half hidden by the trees. | hidden deep beneath/in sth tiny villages hidden deep in the softly rolling hills | hidden from sight/view The house was hidden from view by a large hedge. | lie/remain hidden treasures which have lain hidden in bank vaults since the war | partially/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
ADV. well | completely
VERB + HIDE be able/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
PREP. from The government tried to hide the evidence from the public.
PHRASES keep sth hidden feelings that she had kept completely hidden all these years | remain/stay hidden The truth may well remain hidden for ever.