English version

hitch in Transport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhitchhitch1 /hɪtʃ/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive] informalTTTRAVEL to get free rides from the drivers of passing cars by standing at the side of the road and putting a hand out with the thumb raised syn hitchhikehitch across/around/to He plans to hitch right round the coast of Ireland.hitch a ride/lift (with somebody) We hitched a ride with a trucker.2 [transitive] (also hitch up) to move a piece of clothing you are wearing so that it is higher than it was before She hitched her skirt above her knees and knelt down.3 get hitched4 [transitive] (also hitch up) to lift yourself into a higher position by pushing with your handshitch yourself (up) onto/on something Gail hitched herself up onto the high stool.5 JOIN something TOGETHER a) [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to fasten something to something else, using a rope, chain etchitch something to something He hitched our pick-up to his trailer. a goat hitched to a fence b) [transitive] (also hitch up) to fasten an animal to something with wheels so that the animal can pull it forwards I hitched up the horse and drove out into the fields.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hitchThe soldier hitched a ride on the boat with the youngest princess and her prince.To hitch hike right round the coast of Ireland and to write a book about his experiences.Baseball also has become an endless exercise in hitching, pulling and staring in the batter's box and on the mound.Farrelly rented a house nearby and she would play truant, hitching the eight miles there to rehearse.The women, who wore sweaters under their low-cut dresses, hitched their clothes and staggered with their partners.Bees and wasps hitch their fore and hind wings together with hooks to make, in effect, a single surface.He was unsteady, but he managed to hitch up his jeans and zip them.On Sunday, Ellingwood hitched up the wagon.hitch across/around/toShe was just as trapped as if she was hitched to a tree.I caught a ride as far as Columbus, then hitched to Athens.From New York I hitched to Boulder.They spent the summer hitching around Europe.It took an entire day of buses and hitching to get back to camp and when I did they'd finished supper.In contrast, Jane Alexander as the elder sister and Robert Klein as her bulky beau are hitched to plows.Lightly hitched to society, he imagined himself bound to grander forces.His staff were about him; their horses... were hitched to the trees and fences.Most of the Guernseys are hitched to their stalls, but one is in a special stall.