Thesaurus

hitch

noun

Synonyms of hitch

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized
  • there are always a few hitches when you launch a system as complex as this one

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

2 a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position
  • signed on for a three-year hitch in the army

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

hitch

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hitch (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion
  • kept hitching up his pants because they were too big in the waist

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • she escaped out the window by using a makeshift rope of bedsheets and clothing she'd hitched together

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

Near Antonyms for hitch

Antonyms for hitch

3 to put securely in place or in a desired position
  • hitched the trailer to the back of the car

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

Near Antonyms for hitch

Antonyms for hitch

4 to travel by securing free rides
  • her brother hitched across the country after he graduated from college

Synonyms for hitch

Words Related to hitch

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About hitch

Time Traveler for hitch

Time Traveler

The first known use of hitch was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near hitch

hit-and-run

hitch

hitched

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Hitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hitch. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on hitch

Nglish: Translation of hitch for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of hitch for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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