hiding - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈhaɪdɪŋ/
singularhiding
pluralhidings
  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