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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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If you have to leave items in your car then hide them away in the boot out of sight.
We haven't seen the actress's daughters yet -- she likes to hide them away from the spotlight -- but we know that Hind is all for being strict in the way she raises her little girls.
A frontline he should be taking to is the principle that you should pay income tax on all your earnings, not hide them away in front companies.
Police called on shoppers not to leave newly-bought gifts on show and instead hide them away out of sight in the boots.
By taking a few moments to hide them away will help stop you from being a victim of crime.
The secrets of life are not kept from you because someone has chosen to hide them away. They are always yours to know and experience when you're ready to accept who you truly are.
If only I had been wearing peep-toes -- it was a shame to hide them away afterwards.
Students would paint portraits of their fathers (or the significant male in their life), sneak them home, hide them away and give them as gifts on Father's Day.
But a Government spokesman said yesterday the best way to help disabled people into work was "not to hide them away in factories" and "the decision was not taken lightly".
"In the wild, lobsters rely on their excellent camouflage to hide them away from predators.
But there's a simple way round the problem - build a screen to hide them away from the rest of your beautiful garden.
Community safety bosses in Sandwell are urging motorists to take the systems, worth around pounds 700, with them when they leave their vehicles and warn it's not safe even to hide them away in glove compartments.
A spokesman for the local mosque says: "It is important to respect one another's faiths and not to have to hide them away. I don't think the poster would be offensive."