Definition of hike verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hike

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    BrE BrE//haɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hike
    BrE BrE//haɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪk//
     
    he / she / it hikes
    BrE BrE//haɪks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪks//
     
    past simple hiked
    BrE BrE//haɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪkt//
     
    past participle hiked
    BrE BrE//haɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪkt//
     
    -ing form hiking
    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪkɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to go for a long walk in the country, especially for pleasure strong boots for hiking over rough country hike something (North American English) to hike the Rockies See related entries: Hobbies
  2. 2[intransitive] go hiking to spend time hiking for pleasure If the weather's fine, we'll go hiking this weekend. See related entries: Hobbies
  3. 3[transitive] hike something (up) to increase prices, taxes, etc. suddenly by large amounts The government hiked up the price of milk by over 40%.
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally dialect, as a verb): of unknown origin.Extra examples I always wanted to hike the Rockies. If the weather’s fine, we’ll go hiking this weekend. We’re planning to hike across the Brecon Beacons. You’ll need some strong boots for hiking over rough country. Phrasal Verbshike somethingup
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