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hiding

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[ hahy-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪ dɪŋ /
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noun
act of concealing; concealment: to remain in hiding.
a secret refuge or means of concealment.
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Origin of hiding

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Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at hide1, -ing1

Other definitions for hiding (2 of 2)

hiding2
[ hahy-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪ dɪŋ /

noun Informal.
a severe beating; flogging; thrashing.

Origin of hiding

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First recorded in 1800–10; hide2 + -ing1
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How to use hiding in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hiding (1 of 2)

hiding1
/ (ˈhaɪdɪŋ) /

noun
the state of concealment (esp in the phrase in hiding)
hiding place a place of concealment

British Dictionary definitions for hiding (2 of 2)

hiding2
/ (ˈhaɪdɪŋ) /

noun
informal a flogging; beating
be on a hiding to nothing to be bound to fail; to face impossible odds
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