hide away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyhide away
he/she/ithides away
present participlehiding away
past tensehid away
past participlehidden away
  1. 1
    hide yourself away to go to a place where no one can find you because you want to be alone

    Kate’s experiences would have made most people want to hide away.

    When he gets depressed, he hides himself away and we never see him.

  2. 2
    [transitive] hide something away to put something in a place where no one can find it

    She has some chocolate biscuits hidden away in the cupboard.

See also main entry: hide