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hide: (pa. pple. usually “hid,” but “hidden” occurs in predicative use 9 times; 3 cp. ALL HID)
1. to sheath (a sword) AYL. II. vii. 119, R3 I. ii. 176.
2. to shield, protect John II. i. 260, 1H4 II. iv. 295, Cæs. II. i. 85 “To hide thee from prevention,” Cym. IV. ii. 388 “I'll hide my master from the flies.”
3. “hide fox, and all after,” old signal cry in the game of hide-and-seek Ham. IV. ii. 32.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2.7
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 2.4
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