verb \ˈhīk\

: to walk a long distance especially for pleasure or exercise : to go on a hike

: to suddenly increase the cost, amount, or level of (something)

: to pull or lift (something, such as yourself or part of your clothing) with a quick movement


Full Definition of HIKE

intransitive verb
a :  to go on a hike
b :  to travel by any means
:  to rise up; especially :  to work upward out of place <skirt had hiked up in back>
transitive verb
a :  to move, pull, or raise with a sudden motion <hiked himself onto the top bunk>
b :  snap 6b
c :  to raise in amount sharply or suddenly <hike rents>
:  to take on a hike
:  to traverse on a hike <hike a trail>
hik·er noun

Examples of HIKE

  1. We spent the afternoon hiking around the lake.
  2. She hiked 10 miles in the hot desert sun.
  3. We hiked some of the shorter trails.
  4. Our neighbors spent their vacation hiking the Rockies.
  5. The state keeps hiking the tax on cigarettes.
  6. There's talk of hiking the eligibility age.
  7. I hiked myself onto the ledge.

Origin of HIKE

perhaps akin to 1hitch
First Known Use: 1809

Rhymes with HIKE



: a usually long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

: a usually sudden increase in the cost, level, or amount of something

Full Definition of HIKE

:  a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise
:  an increase especially in quantity or amount <a new wage hike>
:  snap 11

Examples of HIKE

  1. We went for a hike around the lake.
  2. The school lost a number of students after the tuition hike.

First Known Use of HIKE



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