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hide-and-seek

[hahyd-n-seek]
noun
  1. one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them.
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Origin of hide-and-seek

First recorded in 1665–75
Also called hide-and-go-seek [hahyd-n-goh-seek] /ˈhaɪd n goʊˈsik/.
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British Dictionary definitions for hide and seek

hide-and-seek

US and Canadian hide-and-go-seek

noun
  1. a game in which one player covers his eyes and waits while the others hide, and then he tries to find them
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Idioms and Phrases with hide and seek

hide and seek

see play hide and seek.

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