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hide (one's) face

To lower one's head or cover one's face, typically due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his face in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my face as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: face, hide

hide (one's) face in shame

To lower one's head or cover one's face, due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his face in shame in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my face in shame as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: face, hide, shame

hide (one's) head

To lower one's head or cover one's face, typically due to embarrassment or shame. Michael showed me exactly who had broken my vase when he hid his head in response to my question. I totally forgot to do my homework, so all I could do was hide my head as my teacher collected it from everyone else.
See also: head, hide

hide (one's) head in the sand

To avoid, or try to avoid, a particular situation by pretending that it does not exist. The phrase refers to the common but mistaken belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when frightened, so as to avoid being seen. Lou, you can't hide your head in the sand about your health—please, make an appointment with your doctor and get that rash checked out! A: "How has Peter been handling the break-up?" B: "Oh, just hiding his head in the sand and ignoring his feelings."
See also: head, hide, sand

hide a multitude of sins

To conceal things that are unattractive or problematic. I need to wear a girdle to hide a multitude of sins. New drywall will hide a multitude of sins in the kitchen.
See also: hide, multitude, of, sin

hide away

1. verb To keep oneself, someone, or something out of sight. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hide" and "away." The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a place to hide away. Hide the Christmas presents away in the attic so that the kids don't see them.
2. noun A place where someone or something can stay out of sight. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideaway"). The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a hideaway.
3. adjective Describing something that can be easily collapsed and stored. When used as an adjective, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideaway"). We need to get out the hideaway bed for you guys.
See also: away, hide

hide behind (someone or something)

1. To physically conceal someone or something behind someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hide" and "behind." I have no idea why the dog loves hiding his toys behind our dresser. I hid my drink behind my back so the photographer wouldn't capture me holding a bottle of beer.
2. To physically conceal oneself behind someone or something. My daughter always hides behind me at the first sound of fireworks—loud noises really scare her.
3. By extension, to use an idea, concept, or excuse as a means of concealment and/or evasion. She can try to deflect and distract by hiding behind whataboutism, but we all know she broke the law.
See also: behind, hide

hide from (someone or something)

1. To physically conceal someone or something so as to avoid detection by someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "hide" and "from." You need to hide these cookies from the kids if you plan to have any left for the bake sale tomorrow. Luckily, my bodyguard hid me from the attackers.
2. To physically conceal oneself as a way to avoid someone or something. Mom, you just yelled at her—of course she's hiding from you! A: "What are you guys doing on the porch?" B: "Oh, just hiding from the rain."
See also: hide

hide in (something)

1. To physically conceal someone or something in some thing or place so as to avoid detection. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hide" and "in." Hide Susie in the bathroom and tell her to jump out and yell "Surprise!" when Mom gets here. A: "It is true that Paul's hiding an engagement ring in his sock drawer?" B: "Yeah, and his would-be fiancée already found it!"
2. To physically conceal oneself in some thing or place so as to avoid detection. Susie's hiding in the bathroom until Mom gets home—then, she's going to jump out and yell "Surprise!" Apparently, all the shrieking was because Lily found crickets hiding in the laundry basket.
See also: hide

hide out

1. verb To keep oneself or someone out of sight, often to evade law enforcement. My wife is mad at me again, so I need to hide out here for a few days, bro. You guys really need to find a place to hide out—the cops are getting closer.
2. noun A place where someone or something can stay out of sight. When used as a noun, the phrase is typically written as one word ("hideout"). The cops are getting closer—you guys really need to find a hideout.
See also: hide, out

hide the sausage

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse. A: "Did you two hide the sausage last night?" B: "Well that's a personal question!"
See also: hide, sausage

hide out (from someone or something)

to hide oneself so that one cannot be found by someone or something. Max was hiding out from the police in Detroit. Lefty is hiding out too.
See also: hide, out

hide (someone or something) away (some place)

to conceal someone or something somewhere. Please hide Randy away where no one can find him. Rachel hid the cake away, hoping to save it for dessert. Mary hid away the candy so the kids wouldn't eat it all.
See also: away, hide

hide out

Go into or stay in hiding, especially from the authorities. For example, The cattle thieves hid out in the canyon, or He decided to hide out from the press. [Late 1800s]
See also: hide, out

hide away

v.
1. To put something in a place that is concealed or out of sight: The squirrel hides away nuts underground. I hid the money away in my sock drawer.
2. To seek refuge in a secret place: The refugees hid away in a cave.
See also: away, hide

hide out

v.
To seek refuge in a secret place, especially to evade a pursuer: The gangsters hid out in a remote cabin until it was safe to return to the city.
See also: hide, out
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