hitch - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlehitching
past tensehitched
past participlehitched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to travel by asking other people to take you in their car, by standing at the side of a road and holding out your thumb or a sign

    We managed to hitch a ride to Bristol with a truck driver.

    As a student, Lisa had hitched across the States.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to move a part of your body or something that you are carrying to a higher position

    He hitched his backpack onto his shoulder and set off.

  3. 3



    hitch up

    [transitive] to fasten something such as a trailer to the back of a car
    1. a.
      to fasten a horse to something such as a post or wagon

phrasal verbs