hitch


1hitch

verb \ˈhich\

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

Full Definition of HITCH

transitive verb
1
:  to move by jerks or with a tug
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>
3
:  hitchhike
intransitive verb
1
:  to move with halts and jerks :  hobble
2
a :  to become entangled, made fast, or linked
b :  to become joined in marriage
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

2hitch

noun

: 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
:  limp
2
:  a sudden movement or pull :  jerk <gave his trousers a hitch>
3
a :  a sudden halt :  stoppage
b :  a usually unforeseen difficulty or obstacle <the plan went off without a hitch>
4
:  the act or fact of catching hold
5
:  a connection between a vehicle or implement and a detachable source of power (as a tractor or horse)
6
:  a delimited period especially of military service
7
:  any of various knots used to form a temporary noose in a line or to secure a line temporarily to an object
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

First Known Use of HITCH

1664

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