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hitch

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verb \ˈhich\

Simple Definition of hitch

  • : to attach, fasten, or connect (something) with a hook, knot, etc.

Full Definition of hitch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move by jerks or with a tug

  3. 2 a :  to catch or fasten by or as if by a hook or knot <hitched his horse to the fence post> b (1) :  to connect (a vehicle or implement) with a source of motive power <hitch a rake to a tractor> (2) :  to attach (a source of motive power) to a vehicle or instrument <hitch the horses to the wagon> c :  to join in marriage <got hitched>

  4. 3 :  hitchhike

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to move with halts and jerks :  hobble

  7. 2 a :  to become entangled, made fast, or linked b :  to become joined in marriage

  8. 3 :  hitchhike

hitch·er noun

Examples of hitch

  1. hitch a trailer to a car

  2. He hitched across the country last summer.

  3. He hitched his way across the country last summer.



Origin of hitch

Middle English hytchen


First Known Use: 14th century


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hitch

noun

Simple Definition of hitch

  • : a hidden problem that makes something more complicated or difficult to do

  • : a device that is used to connect one thing (such as a plow or trailer) to another (such as a tractor, car, or animal)

  • : a period of service in the military, at a job, etc.

Full Definition of hitch

  1. 1 :  limp

  2. 2 :  a sudden movement or pull :  jerk <gave his trousers a hitch>

  3. 3 a :  a sudden halt :  stoppage b :  a usually unforeseen difficulty or obstacle <the plan went off without a hitch>

  4. 4 :  the act or fact of catching hold

  5. 5 :  a connection between a vehicle or implement and a detachable source of power (as a tractor or horse)

  6. 6 :  a delimited period especially of military service

  7. 7 :  any of various knots used to form a temporary noose in a line or to secure a line temporarily to an object

  8. 8 :  lift 5b

Examples of hitch

  1. The plan went off without a hitch.

  2. He went back to college after doing his hitch in the army.

  3. a seven-year hitch at the newspaper



1664

First Known Use of hitch

1664



HITCH Defined for Kids

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hitch

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verb \ˈhich\

Definition of hitch

hitchedhitch·ing

  1. 1 :  to fasten by or as if by a hook or knot <Hitch the horses to the wagon.>

  2. 2 :  hitchhike

  3. 3 :  to pull or lift (something) with a quick movement




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hitch

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noun

Definition of hitch

  1. 1 :  an unexpected stop or problem <Even their opening performance in Seattle went off without a hitch … — Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins>

  2. 2 :  a jerky movement or pull <He gave his pants a hitch.>

  3. 3 :  a knot used for a temporary fastening





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