American English

Definition of hitch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hitch
    he / she / it hitches
    past simple hitched
    -ing form hitching
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] hitch something (up) to pull up a piece of your clothing synonym hike somethingup She hitched up her skirt and waded into the river.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. Idioms
    get hitched (informal)
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    to get married
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hitch