Definition of hitchhike
- destructive insects hitchhiking on ships
Her car broke down, so she had to hitchhike back home.
He hitchhiked his way across the country last summer.
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: 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
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to pay off by making regular payments
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