hitch a ride

Definition of hitch a ride

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

Word by Word Definitions

hitch play
  1. : to move by jerks or with a tug

  2. : to catch or fasten by or as if by a hook or knot

  3. : to connect (a vehicle or implement) with a source of motive power

  1. : limp

  2. : a sudden movement or pull : jerk

  3. : a sudden halt : stoppage

ride play
  1. : to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs

  2. : to travel in or on a conveyance

  3. : to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne

  1. : an act of riding

  2. : a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  3. : any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on


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