hitch a lift

Definition of hitch a lift

chiefly British, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  limp

    :  a sudden movement or pull :  jerk

    :  a sudden halt :  stoppage

  1. :  heavens, sky

  1. :  to raise from a lower to a higher position :  elevate

    :  to raise in rank or condition

    :  to raise in rate or amount

  1. :  the amount that may be lifted at one time :  load

    :  the action or an instance of lifting

    :  the action or an instance of rising

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a brief usually trivial fact

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