Definition of hitch a liftchiefly British, informal
- Her car broke down, so she had to hitch a lift with a passing truck.
: to move by jerks or with a tug
: to catch or fasten by or as if by a hook or knot
: to connect (a vehicle or implement) with a source of motive power
: a sudden movement or pull : jerk
: a sudden halt : stoppage
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