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to hide the face
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hide \Hide\ (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Hid (h[i^]d); p. p. Hidden (h[i^]d"d'n), Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding (h[imac]d"[i^]ng).] [OE. hiden, huden, AS. h[=y]dan; akin to Gr. key`qein, and prob. to E. house, hut, and perh. to E. hide of an animal, and to hoard. Cf. Hoard.] 1. To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete. [1913 Webster] A city that is set on an hill can not be hid. --Matt. v. 15. [1913 Webster] If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing. [1913 Webster] Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To remove from danger; to shelter. [1913 Webster] In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion. --Ps. xxvi. 5. [1913 Webster] To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection. "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself." --Prov. xxii. 3. To hide the face, to withdraw favor. "Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled." --Ps. xxx. 7. To hide the face from. (a) To overlook; to pardon. "Hide thy face from my sins." --Ps. li. 9. (b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with. Syn: To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal. [1913 Webster]