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Topic: BUSINESS BASICS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from HITCH1

hike

2 verb
     
hike2
1 [intransitive and transitive]DLO to take a long walk in the mountains or countryside
hike something American English
His dream is to hike the Appalachian Trail.
2 also hike up [transitive] especially American EnglishBB to increase a price, tax etc by a large amount [= raise]

hike something ↔ up

1 to lift up a piece of your clothing:
She hiked her skirt up to climb the stairs.
2 to increase a price, tax etc by a large amount
WORD FOCUS: walk WORD FOCUS: walk
stroll in a relaxed way for pleasure
wander
with no aim or direction
stride
in a confident or angry way
march
soldiers
hike
for long distances in the countryside or the mountains
tiptoe
very quietly
wade
through water
stagger
in an unsteady way because you are drunk or injured
limp
with difficulty because one leg is painful or injured
walk

See also
walk
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