- 1 [transitive, intransitive] to get a free ride in a person's car; to travel around in this way, by standing at the side of the road and trying to get passing cars to stop hitch something They hitched a ride in a truck. (+ adv./prep.) We spent the summer hitching around New England. They hitched across the States. We didn't take the bus—we hitched. see also hitchhike
- 2[transitive] hitch something (up) to pull up a piece of your clothing synonym hike up She hitched up her skirt and waded into the river.
- 3 [transitive] hitch something (to something) to attach something to something else with a rope, a hook, etc. We hitched the trailer to the pickup.
- 4[transitive] hitch yourself (up, etc.) to lift yourself into a higher position, or the position mentioned She hitched herself up. He hitched himself onto the bar stool. She hitched herself into a sitting position. Idioms
NAmE//hɪtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hitch
he / she / it hitches
past simple hitched
-ing form hitching
to get married
get hitched(informal)jump to other results