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verb hike pronunciation in British English /haɪk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehiking
past tensehiked
past participlehiked
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to go for a long walk in the countryside
    Soldiers had to hike nearly 20 km through the swamps.
  2. 2



    hike up

    [transitive] to suddenly increase the amount or level of something
    The government has hiked the price of cigarettes by £1.50 per pack.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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