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

     

    hitch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//hɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hitch
    BrE BrE//hɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪtʃ//
     
    he / she / it hitches
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪtʃɪz//
     
    past simple hitched
    BrE BrE//hɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪtʃt//
     
    past participle hitched
    BrE BrE//hɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɪtʃt//
     
    -ing form hitching
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    Camping, Driving
     
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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. (British English also) They hitched a lift. They tried to hitch a lift back to London. We hitched a ride with a travelling salesman. (+ adv./prep.) We spent the summer hitching around Europe. They hitched across the States. We didn’t take the bus—we hitched. see also hitchhike See related entries: Camping, Driving
  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 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.
  4. 4[transitive] hitch something (to something) to fix something to something else with a rope, a hook, etc. She hitched the pony to the gate.
  5. Word Origin Middle English (in sense 2): of unknown origin.Idioms (informal) to get married See related entries: Marriage
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