Hitch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hɪtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word hitch
Brit.  |hɪtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word hitch


- a period of time spent in military service (syn: enlistment, tour)
- the state of inactivity following an interruption (syn: arrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage)
- an unforeseen obstacle (syn: hang-up, rub, snag)
- a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
- a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
- any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome (syn: encumbrance, hindrance, interference, preventative, preventive)
- the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg (syn: hobble, limp)


- to hook or entangle (syn: catch)
- walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury (syn: gimp, hobble, limp)
- jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched (syn: buck, jerk)
- travel by getting free rides from motorists (syn: hitchhike, thumb)
- connect to a vehicle:
hitch the trailer to the car

Extra examples

He hitched across the country last summer.

He hitched his way across the country last summer.

The plan went off without a hitch.

He went back to college after doing his hitch in the army.

He hitched up his bathing trunks.

My sleeve hitched on the nail.

I hitched my mare to a tree.

The farmer hitched the cart to his best horse.

They got hitched last month.

There's been a slight hitch in our plans.

He plans to hitch right round the coast of Ireland.

We hitched a ride with a trucker.

She hitched her skirt above her knees and knelt down.

Gail hitched herself up onto the high stool.

He hitched our pickup to his trailer.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hitch
he/she/it: hitches
present participle: hitching
past tense: hitched
past participle: hitched
singular: hitch
plural: hitches
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