hitch one's wagon to

Definition of hitch one's wagon to

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to rely on (someone or something) for success The team has hitched its wagon to its star pitcher.

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. :  a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn originally by animals

    :  a lighter typically horse-drawn vehicle for transporting goods or passengers

    :  paddy wagon

  1. :  to travel or transport goods by wagon

    :  to transport (goods) by wagon

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