Definition and Meanings for hitch

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Hitch is ranked 15,087 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of hitch

transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

Etymology of hitch

cf. scot. hitch a motion by a jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also prov. g. hiksen, g. hinken, to limp, hobble; or e. hiccough; or possibly akin to e. hook

Meaning of hitch


as transitive verb

  • to become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
  • to move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
  • to hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

as intransitive verb

  • to hitchhike; -- mostly used in the phrase to hitch a ride; as, he hitched his way home; he hitched a ride home.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter; hitch your wagon to a star.
  • to move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.

as noun

  • a catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
  • the act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
  • a stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.
  • a sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
  • a knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.
  • a small dislocation of a bed or vein.
  • No antonyms for hitch

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