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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 (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 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
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Wilson contracted product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent Hide Away Smoke Room to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
Now he understands them, And they call him by his name, So, this gentle giant, Who wouldn't harm a fly, No longer has to hide away, No longer wants to cry!
First, they hide away the very funny and very inventive US comedy Arrested Development in a 7pm weekday slot on BBC2 - before moving it to after 11pm on a Sunday.
The Deputy Prime Minister had made clear his disagreement with the Prime Minister - so to hide away, instead of facing the music, left the Lib Dem a political laughing stock.
Oscar must be wearing his Pampers of invisibility a lot because life at the Brannings just makes a chap hide away. All those plates a-spinning but your mum looks set to have them crashing down, doesn't she Chuck?
Experts will show alternative methods including the use of refuges, in which fish can safely hide away from predators.
Donegal was mobbed by Daniel O'Donnell fans on his big day but he didn't demand that Gardai cordon off Kincasslagh, nor did he hide away for a lucrative magazine deal.
So it's time the dream was over, No more mystery tours, Or crawling around those Hamburg I fooled you all with that image, I made black look so white, I made the most of all the fun, Now I'll shine on with the fight, Or maybe I'll just hide away, Once again to be free, Just like that fisherman inside me, Drifting away to sea.
EVEN Hancock needs an occasional break from the city he loves, and chose to hide away in the distant town of Fowey in sunny Cornwall, and the incessant talk of Birmingham's politics.
One verse says: Politicians usually have much to say/No sign of them near here this day./They hide away and out of danger,/Much easier if the hero is a stranger.
A spokesman said: ``Many afflicted wild animals will hide away to die and air pellet entry wounds are difficult to detect to the untrained eye.
RENE Gilmartin has vowed not to "hide away in a shell" after the Walsall keeper admitted a gaffe that cost Chris Hutchings' side a valuable win against in-form Millwall.
I can understand wanting to hide away from everything, because people seem to be staring.
``These girls are terrified and they hide away from people because they are so frightened.'' Although he would not go into specific details about the women, he said they had all been located and were now receiving the proper services.
"Let's not hide away from it or try to dress it up as anything else - two points from five games is not what anyone wants here," said McCarthy.