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.
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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