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Language: Old English
Origin: hyd

hide

2 noun
     
Related topics: Outdoor
hide2 [countable]
1 British EnglishDLO a place from which you can watch animals or birds without being seen by them [= blind American English]
2DC an animal's skin, especially when it has been removed to be used for leather:
ox hide gloves
3

have/tan somebody's hide

spoken to punish someone severely - used humorously
4

somebody's hide

spoken used to talk about someone when they are in a difficult situation:
He would say anything in court to try and save his own hide (=save himself).
5

not see hide nor hair of somebody

spoken to not see someone anywhere for a fairly long time:
I haven't seen hide nor hair of him for ages.

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