- 1 [countable, uncountable] an animal's skin, especially when it is bought or sold or used for leather boots made from buffalo hide a black hide belt
- 2 [singular] (informal) used to refer to someone's life or safety when they are in a difficult situation All he's worried about is his own hide (= himself). She'd do anything to save her own hide. Idioms
to punish someone severely
have/tan somebody's hide(old-fashioned)(informal or humorous)jump to other results
not to see someone or something for some time I haven't seen hide nor hair of her for a month.
not see hide nor hair of somebody/something(informal)jump to other results