hitch

hitch
hitch1 [hıtʃ] v
1.) [I and T] informal
to get free rides from the drivers of passing cars by standing at the side of the road and putting a hand out with the thumb raised
= ↑hitchhike hitch across/around/to
He plans to hitch right round the coast of Ireland.
hitch a ride/lift (with sb)
We hitched a ride with a trucker.
2.) [T] also hitch up
to move a piece of clothing you are wearing so that it is higher than it was before
She hitched her skirt above her knees and knelt down.
3.) get hitched informal
to get married
They got hitched without telling their parents.
4.) [T] also hitch up
to lift yourself into a higher position by pushing with your hands
hitch yourself (up) onto/on sth
Gail hitched herself up onto the high stool.
5.)
a) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to fasten something to something else, using a rope, chain etc
hitch sth to sth
He hitched our pickup to his trailer.
a goat hitched to a rickety fence
b) [T] also hitch up
to fasten an animal to something with wheels so that the animal can pull it forwards
I hitched up the horse and drove out into the fields.
hitch 2
hitch2 n
1.) a small problem that makes something difficult or delays it for a short time
technical/slight/last-minute hitch
In spite of some technical hitches, the first program was a success.
The whole show went without a hitch .
2.) a type of knot
a half hitch

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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