hide-and-seek

[hahyd-n-seek]
noun
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] .


Origin:
1665–75

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hide-and-seek or (US and Canadian) hide-and-go-seek
 
n
a game in which one player covers his eyes and waits while the others hide, and then he tries to find them
 
hide-and-go-seek or (US and Canadian) hide-and-go-seek
 
n

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hide-and-seek

old and popular children's game in which one player closes his or her eyes for a brief period (often counting to 100) while the other players hide. The seeker then opens his eyes and tries to find the hiders; the first one found is the next seeker, and the last is the winner of the round. In one of many forms of the game, the hiders try to run back to "home base" while the seeker is away looking for them; if all of the hiders return safely, the seeker repeats as seeker in the next round

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