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Definition of hike verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hike
    he / she / it hikes
    past simple hiked
    -ing form hiking
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to go for a long walk in the country, especially for pleasure sturdy boots for hiking over rough terrain hike something to hike the Rockies
  2. 2[intransitive] go hiking to spend time hiking for pleasure If the weather's good, we'll go hiking this weekend.
  3. 3[transitive] hike something (up) to increase prices, taxes, etc. suddenly by large amounts The state hiked up the price of gas by over 40%.
  4. Phrasal Verbshike somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hike

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