[ hahyd-n-seek ]
/ ˈhaɪd nˈsik /
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
US and Canadian hide-and-go-seek
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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