hitch

v. & n.
—v.
1 a tr. fasten with a loop, hook, etc.; tether (hitched the horse to the cart). b intr. (often foll. by in, on to, etc.) become fastened in this way (the rod hitched in to the bracket).
2 tr. move (a thing) with a jerk; shift slightly (hitched the pillow to a comfortable position).
3 colloq. a intr. = HITCHHIKE. b tr. obtain (a lift) by hitchhiking.
—n.
1 an impediment; a temporary obstacle.
2 an abrupt pull or push; a jerk.
3 a noose or knot of various kinds.
4 colloq. a free ride in a vehicle.
5 US sl. a period of service.
Phrases and idioms:
get hitched colloq. marry. half hitch a knot formed by passing the end of a rope round its standing part and then through the bight. hitch up lift (esp. clothing) with a jerk. hitch one's wagon to a star make use of powers higher than one's own.
Derivatives:
hitcher n.
Etymology: ME: orig. uncert.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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