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

hitchplay
  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

wagonplay
  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hitch one's wagon to? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!