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take a hike

Definition of take a hike

US informal + impolite

  1. —used in speech as an angry way of telling someone to leave

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  to go on a hike

    :  to travel by any means

    :  to rise up

  1. :  a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

    :  an increase especially in quantity or amount

    :  snap

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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