Hitch - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- 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)
- 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:
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.
present participle: hitching
past tense: hitched
past participle: hitched
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