hitch a lift

idiom

chiefly British, informal
: to get a ride in a passing vehicle
Her car broke down, so she had to hitch a lift with a passing truck.

Examples of hitch a lift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The days when American astronauts have to hitch a lift with the Russians should be over. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 30 July 2021 Coincidentally, Waerner's friends had connections with the plane's now owner and, with help from his sponsor, he's managed to hitch a lift home on June 2. Ben Church, CNN, 2 June 2020 Wherever humans go, seeds hitch a lift on our clothes and belongings. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 5 Mar. 2012

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“Hitch a lift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hitch%20a%20lift. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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