Definition of hitchhike
1 : to travel by securing free rides from passing vehicles
2 : to be carried or transported by chance or unintentionally destructive insects hitchhiking on ships
: to solicit and obtain (a free ride) especially in a passing vehicle
Examples of hitchhike in a Sentence
Her car broke down, so she had to hitchhike back home.
He hitchhiked his way across the country last summer.
Recent Examples of hitchhike from the Web
Green, a poet and novelist, has jaw-dropping true stories of his own: hitchhiking north at age 15; squatting in a mausoleum with a deranged derelict; finding his way home again.
Diego is one of four brothers who, one by one over the years, all hitchhiked from Central America, walked across Mexico, and eventually found their way to the Hudson Valley to pick apples.
The clip, directed by Alicia J. Rose, tracks two young women traveling together, hitchhiking and eventually ending up in a rundown club where Earle is performing the song on stage.
His only previous encounter with the police had come while hitchhiking in his service uniform; a state trooper had given him a hectoring lecture on the danger of taking rides from strangers.
Hitchhiking typically happens on dry land, so these kayakers were in for a surprise when one adorable seal recently decided to hitch a ride.
Writing screenplays, hitchhiking through the Northwest, whatever.
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First Known Use of hitchhike
HITCHHIKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hitchhike for English Language Learners
: to get a ride in a passing vehicle by holding out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road
HITCHHIKE Defined for Kids
Definition of hitchhike for Students
: to travel by getting free rides in passing vehicles
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