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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Travel along the 11-mile Manistee River, or hike the entire loop for a one- to three-day backpacking trek. Liliana Webb, Detroit Free Press, 29 July 2022 Millions of people have decided not to through-hike the Appalachian Trail for this sole reason. al, 27 July 2022 While the Alps is renowned for classic European hikes, the Balkans' beautiful mountains make for an excellent alternative for those who'd rather hike away from the crowds. Joe Minihane, CNN, 25 July 2022 Salem had originally planned to have his son hike with him to carry his gear. Isabella Rosario, Outside Online, 19 July 2022 In battling inflation, the Federal Reserve has jacked up its benchmark interest rate this year and is expected to hike it as much as three-quarters of a percentage point when policy makers meet next week. Alain Sherter, CBS News, 18 July 2022 The block separated from a melting glacier on Marmolada mountain and triggered an avalanche of ice, rock and debris below, where many tourists hike during the summer. Kasha Patel, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2022 The sky-high costs of animal feed and fertilizer have forced livestock salesmen to hike prices. Amr Nabil, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2022 The block separated from a melting glacier on Marmolada Mountain and triggered an avalanche of ice, rock and debris below, where many tourists hike during the summer. Kasha Patel, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Federal Reserve has carried out its most aggressive back-to-back interest rate increases since the early 1980s, announcing another hike of three-quarters of a percentage point and signaling more to come, Don Lee wrote. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2022 This could translate to a price hike of about $50 for the US market. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 July 2022 This marks the fourth interest rate hike of the year as consumer prices have risen at the fastest pace in more than 40 years. Sarah Ewall-wice, CBS News, 27 July 2022 Wednesday's rate hike of 75 bps would represent the first time in modern Fed history that the central bank has raised interest rates by this level twice in a row. Cnn Business, CNN, 27 July 2022 The Fed raised rates by 0.75 percent in June, three times the typical hike of 0.25 percent. Harold Maass, The Week, 26 July 2022 The central bank is expected to announce a rate hike of up to three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday, triple the usual amount. Alex Veiga, ajc, 26 July 2022 CTCare Benefits asked for an average hike of 24.1% on individual plans that cover 75,003 people. Jenna Carlesso And Jessica Bravo, Hartford Courant, 21 July 2022 In the past few weeks, several Fed leaders have suggested that another hike of three-quarters of a percentage point may be necessary at their next policy meeting later this month. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 13 July 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for hike

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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