hitch a ride


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

Examples of hitch a ride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other plants and animals have been known to hitch a ride with ordinary travelers moving by car, plane or train. Manuela Andreoni, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Diplo and Chris Rock had to hitch a ride out of Burning Man festival on Saturday. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2023 Other plants and animals have been known to hitch a ride with ordinary travelers moving by car, plane, or train. Manuela Andreoni, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 And, according to Andra Gillespie, a political scientist at Emory University, Trump’s claims about 2020 election corruption seemed to hitch a ride on the credibility bus fueled by some of the same ideas. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 Guerrillas belonging to the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, patrolled the surrounding rivers in canoes, and Mr. Palacios would sometimes hitch a ride with them for his three-hour trip to school. Silvana Paternostro, New York Times, 26 May 2023 Employees who don’t own boats can hitch a ride in, too. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2023 Observe a working blacksmith, hitch a ride on a stagecoach, or try to knock down the wooden pins at an old fashioned bowling alley. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 13 May 2023 Migrants hitch a ride for what will be, for most, the last leg of a journey months in the making. Matt Rivers, ABC News, 10 May 2023 See More

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“Hitch a ride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hitch%20a%20ride. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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