Definition of hitch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hɪtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪtʃ//
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  1. 1a problem or difficulty that causes a short delay The ceremony went off without a hitch. a technical hitch
  2. 2a type of knot a clove hitch
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense 2): of unknown origin.Extra examples There are always a few last-minute hitches at the dress rehearsal. There was a slight technical hitch which delayed the plane’s take-off. There’s been a hitch in the plans. The ceremony went off without a hitch.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hitch