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hitchhike

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verb hitch·hike \ˈhich-ˌhīk\

Simple Definition of hitchhike

  • : to get a ride in a passing vehicle by holding out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road

Full Definition of hitchhike

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel by securing free rides from passing vehicles

  3. 2 :  to be carried or transported by chance or unintentionally <destructive insects hitchhiking on ships>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to solicit and obtain (a free ride) especially in a passing vehicle

hitch·hik·er noun

Examples of hitchhike

  1. Her car broke down, so she had to hitchhike back home.

  2. He hitchhiked his way across the country last summer.



1923

First Known Use of hitchhike

1923



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