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

     

    hike

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    noun
    BrE BrE//haɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//haɪk//
     
    Hobbies, Camping
     
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  1. 1a long walk in the country They went on a ten-mile hike through the forest. We could go into town but it's a real hike (= a long way) from here. See related entries: Hobbies, Camping
  2. 2(informal) a large or sudden increase in prices, costs, etc. a tax/price hike hike in something the latest hike in interest rates
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally dialect, as a verb): of unknown origin.Extra examples It’s a long hike from my house to campus. The boys have gone on a hike with the Scouts. They met on a hike. Borrowers will be hit hard by the latest hike in interest rates. Higher crude oil prices mean price hikes for consumers too. We could go into town but it’s a real hike from here.Idioms (North American English, informal) a rude way of telling somebody to go away
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