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noun     hiding pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which someone hides, or changes their name or appearance, so that no one will recognize or find them

    The frightened family lived in hiding for three years.

    go into hiding:

    Davies, fearing arrest, went into hiding.

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] spoken a punishment that consists of hitting someone many times
    a good (=severe) hiding:

    You’ll get a good hiding when you come home!

  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] a heavy defeat in a game or competition
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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