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verb hitch pronunciation in British English /hɪtʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhitch
he/she/ithitches
present participlehitching
past tensehitched
past participlehitched

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  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.

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