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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hidinghid‧ing /ˈhaɪdɪŋ/ noun  1 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE[uncountable] when someone stays somewhere in secret, especially because they have done something illegal or are in dangerbe in/go into/come out of hiding He went into hiding in 1973.2 [singular] spoken informal a) PUNISHa severe physical punishment syn beating You’ll get a good hiding when you come home! You’re not too big for a hiding, you know. b) DSWINan occasion when you defeat someone in a sports game3 be on a hiding to nothing
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hidingI was given a good hiding, which I deserved, but it made no difference.Then she remained in hiding, refusing to venture out all day.He dropped it back into hiding just as Bowring saw that it was an axe.I had to abandon the stall, and went into hiding until I could arrange to leave the country secretly.get a good hidingShe shouldn't run off with any of his old mates or she would get a good hiding when he came home.
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