WOTW: hide

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - hide

“Hide” is a verb. It has one main meaning. It can be used with or without an object. Take a look at the examples below.


The main meaning of the verb “hide” is to put or keep something where it can’t be seen.


+ He hid the money under his bed.

+ The diamond was hidden away in a bank vault in a secret location.

+ He keeps a bottle of whisky hidden at the back of the cupboard.

+ She had some casual clothes but hid them from her disapproving parents.


“Hide” can also mean stop someone or something from being seen.


+ The clouds rolled over and hid Mt. Fuji from view.

+ He was grateful that the dark room hid his embarrassment.

+ The sun was suddenly hidden by dark clouds and it started to rain.

+ He used a cap to hide the little hair he had left.


In a similar way “hide” can mean to keep a secret, stop something from being known.


+ He found it increasingly hard to hide his frustration.

+ She kept the facts of the incident hidden from her husband.

+ He never hid the fact that he missed her.

+ This is being hidden from the press and probably from parliament too.


Finally, “hide” can be used without an object to mean conceal yourself.


+ His first thought was to hide in the wardrobe.

+ They used to hide in a cave.

+ She was so scared that she hid under the blankets.

+ He can’t hide forever. Sooner or later we will catch him.


The pronunciation is /hʌɪd/.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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