hike

verb
\ ˈhīk How to pronounce hike (audio) \
hiked; hiking

Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to go on a hike
b : to travel by any means
2 : to rise up especially : to work upward out of place skirt had hiked up in back

transitive verb

1a : to move, pull, or raise with a sudden motion hiked himself onto the top bunk
c : to raise in amount sharply or suddenly hike rents
2 : to take on a hike
3 : to traverse on a hike hike a trail

hike

noun

Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise — see also take a hike
2 : an increase especially in quantity or amount a new wage hike

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Other Words from hike

Verb

hiker noun

Examples of hike in a Sentence

Verb We spent the afternoon hiking around the lake. She hiked 10 miles in the hot desert sun. We hiked some of the shorter trails. Our neighbors spent their vacation hiking the Rockies. The state keeps hiking the tax on cigarettes. There's talk of hiking the eligibility age. I hiked myself onto the ledge. Noun We went for a hike around the lake. The school lost a number of students after the tuition hike.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Fortunately, Americans can hike across a glacier, watch the sunrise from atop a volcano, loll in Atlantic or Pacific waves and roam fascinating back roads — and never leave our own country. Kerri Westenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Celebrate a return to travel with these 7 must-see destinations," 28 Apr. 2021 The proposal would hike the capital gains tax for people earning more than $1 million a year to 39.6%, nearly double the current rate. Julius Lasin, USA TODAY, "Biden's been busy," 28 Apr. 2021 The best option is to start on the North Rim on the North Kaibab Trail, then hike out on the South Rim's Bright Angel Trail. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, "8 Best Backpacking Trips Around the World," 25 Apr. 2021 The new administration’s long-vowed to hike all Federal taxes on the well-to-do, and to lower the bar on taxable estates to just a few million, meaning many – if not most – readers of this piece will be paying aplenty. Jeff Camarda, Forbes, "How To Beat Massive Estate & Income Tax Hikes," 15 Apr. 2021 Mariano said the budget includes no tax increases, nor any proposal to hike fees on ride-share trips through Uber or Lyft that lawmakers had pursued at the end of last year but were vetoed by Baker. BostonGlobe.com, "Mass. House leaders unveil $47.6b spending plan that forgoes broad-based tax hikes," 14 Apr. 2021 And because more people are discovering the bridge, aim to hike on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Los Angeles Times, "Discover a wildflower bloom in Anza Borrego — and a Bridge to Nowhere," 18 Mar. 2021 With miles of trails and fire roads in Clermont, the biggest problem is choosing which trail to hike on any one day. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "It's almost spring! Here are 8 places to hike in and around Louisville to find wildflowers," 12 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, masks and social distancing are not in wide use in the Everest area In Nepal’s Khumbu Valley, which trekkers hike through on the way to base camp. Washington Post, "Coronavirus reaches Everest base camp, creating ‘perfect setup for a superspreader event’," 22 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun FedWatch tool still showed just a 10% chance of a Fed rate hike before the end of 2021. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, "May Outlook: Economic Strength, Solid Earnings Set Tone As New Jobs Data Awaited," 27 Apr. 2021 That’s because most Americans are invested in the stock market via a 401(k) or similar type plan, which would be shielded from any such rate hike. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Investors ding Tesla after disappointing results—not even its bitcoin stake can save it," 27 Apr. 2021 John Zimmer have registered their support for a corporate tax rate hike. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Big Tech, Big Government, and the Chamber of Progress," 21 Apr. 2021 The commission eventually approved Dominion’s rate hike for 2019 after the company promised to open its books the next year to a full regulatory review, giving regulators transparency into how all of the money was being spent. Lucas Manfield, ProPublica, "Natural Gas Is Getting Cheaper. Thousands Are Paying More To Heat Their Homes Anyway.," 17 Apr. 2021 That would leave one option for paying the bills: a rate hike for CPS customers. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, "CPS Energy lawsuits face slim chances of victory, raising specter of rate hike," 11 Apr. 2021 Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has said that the Fed doesn’t expect a rate hike from near zero in the next three years. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "2021 could see strong economy coupled with emergency monetary and fiscal policies," 22 Mar. 2021 Four of the 18 policymakers now expect a rate hike in 2022, up from just one in December. Christopher Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, "Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023," 17 Mar. 2021 Four of the 18 policymakers now expect a rate hike in 2022, up from just one in December. Christopher Rugaber And Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "Fed expects to keep its key rate near zero through 2023," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hike

Verb

1809, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hike

Verb

perhaps akin to hitch entry 1

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12 May 2021

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“Hike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hike. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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hike

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

hike

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually long walk especially for pleasure or exercise
: a usually sudden increase in the cost, level, or amount of something

hike

verb
\ ˈhīk How to pronounce hike (audio) \
hiked; hiking

Kids Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

Other Words from hike

hiker noun

hike

noun

Kids Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

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