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[hahyd-n-seek] /ˈhaɪd nˈsik/
one of a variety of children's games in which, according to specified rules, one player gives the others a chance to hide and then attempts to find them.
Also called hide-and-go-seek
[hahyd-n-goh-seek] /ˈhaɪd n goʊˈsik/ (Show IPA)
Origin of hide-and-seek
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hide-and-seek
  • Birds seem to have carried their color perception from their dinosaur past, and this implies the hide-and-seek of prey v predator.
  • But he really gets in gear playing hide-and-seek with a schoolboy.
  • Autism seems to play a genetically inspired hide-and-seek game in some families.
  • Some covered their eyes or played hide-and-seek underneath the desk.
  • She played dizzying games of hide-and-seek with them.
  • Tiring of this hide-and-seek, the bird became silent.
  • Slowly they learn to enjoy hanging out in the playrooms, where favorite games are peekaboo and hide-and-seek.
  • But if you dare, you can have your run of the place and play hide-and-seek.
  • Sometimes when he plays hide-and-seek, no one even comes to find him.
  • They played baseball, marbles, tag and hide-and-seek.
British Dictionary definitions for hide-and-seek


a game in which one player covers his eyes and waits while the others hide, and then he tries to find them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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