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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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According to FIA officials, Nimr is wanted in 11 FIRs and is accused of hiding away Rs11 billion worth of sugar taken under guarantee
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The garden in our scenario may be a tad bigger, that is probably why Little Kickers -- the organiser -- has been busy hiding away 3000 eggs (with the help of that bunny of course).
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Ahmed Ezz must be hiding away in the corner now after being publicly shamed by his nemesis - and supposedly secret wife - Zeina!
According to AFP, some people attempt to cross borders by sneaking into poorly guarded airports and hiding away in the bays that hold planes' landing gear.
Mr Clegg should stand tall, instead of hiding away, if he is to be taken seriously again.
Hiding away it doesn't take long for Maisie together way and the pair are soon in a clinch.
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You can see them everywhere Unsmiling faces, full of despair; Loners Unwilling to mix for one reason or another Hiding away, running for cover; Loners A child in the schoolyard, stood in the corner Looks with longing at his mates at play Gulps back a tear, who knows?
THE lively three-piece rock band Paramore are not ones for hiding away, hence lead singer Hayley Williams' bright red hair.