Definitions for hitchhɪtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.t.)to fasten or tie, esp. temporarily, by means of a hook, rope, strap, etc.:

    to hitch a horse to a post.

  2. to harness (an animal) to a vehicle (often fol. by up).

  3. to raise with jerks (usu. fol. by up); hike up:

    to hitch up one's trousers.

  4. to move or draw (something) with a jerk.

  5. Slang. to bind by marriage vows; unite in marriage; marry.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. to catch, as on a projection; snag.

  7. (v.i.)to stick, as when caught.

  8. to fasten oneself or itself to something (often fol. by on).

  9. to move roughly or jerkily:

    The old buggy hitched along.

  10. to hobble; limp.

  11. (n.)the act or fact of fastening, as to something, esp. temporarily.

  12. any of various knots or loops made to attach a rope to something in such a way as to be readily loosened.

    Category: Navy

  13. a period of military service.

    Category: Military

  14. an unexpected difficulty, obstacle, delay, etc.

  15. a hitching movement.

  16. a hitching gait; a hobble or limp.

  17. a fastening that joins a movable tool to the mechanism that pulls it.

Origin of hitch:

1400–50; late ME; of obscure orig.


hitchhɪtʃ(v.i.; v.t.; n.)hitched, hitch•ing.

  1. Informal. hitchhike.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of hitch:

1865–70; by shortening


Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlistment, hitch, term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour, tour(noun)

    a period of time spent in military service

  2. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(noun)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

  3. hang-up, hitch, rub, snag(noun)

    an unforeseen obstacle

  4. hitch(noun)

    a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

  5. hitch(noun)

    a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot

  6. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference(noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

  7. hitch, hobble, limp(verb)

    the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

  8. hitch, catch(verb)

    to hook or entangle

    "One foot caught in the stirrup"

  9. limp, gimp, hobble, hitch(verb)

    walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

    "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

  10. buck, jerk, hitch(verb)

    jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

    "the yung filly bucked"

  11. hitchhike, hitch, thumb(verb)

    travel by getting free rides from motorists

  12. hitch(verb)

    connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hitch(noun)ɪtʃ

    a problem or difficulty

    The wedding went off without a hitch.; a technical hitch


  1. hitch(Noun)

    A sudden pull.

  2. hitch(Noun)

    Any of various knots used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope . See List of hitch knots in Wikipedia.

  3. hitch(Noun)

    A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.

    His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.

  4. hitch(Noun)

    A problem, delay or source of difficulty.

    The banquet went off without a hitch. (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)

  5. hitch(Noun)

    A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.

    The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?

  6. hitch(Noun)

    A period of time. Most often refers to time spent in the military.

  7. hitch(Verb)

    To pull with a jerk.

    She hitched her jeans up and then tightend her belt.

  8. hitch(Verb)

    To attach, tie or fasten.

    He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping.

  9. hitch(Verb)

    To marry, especially to get hitched.

  10. hitch(Verb)

    contraction of hitchhike, to thumb a ride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hitch(verb)

    to become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling

  2. Hitch(verb)

    to move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded

  3. Hitch(verb)

    to hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere

  4. Hitch(verb)

    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

  5. Hitch(verb)

    to move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer

  6. Hitch(noun)

    a catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement

  7. Hitch(noun)

    the act of catching, as on a hook, etc

  8. Hitch(noun)

    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

  9. Hitch(noun)

    a sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch

  10. Hitch(noun)

    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

  11. Hitch(noun)

    a small dislocation of a bed or vein


  1. Hitch

    Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith plays the main fictional character of the film, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who is a professional dating consultant who makes a living teaching men how to woo women. The character of Alex Hitchens is based upon the real-life American dating and life coach, David Wygant. The film was released on February 11, 2005 by Columbia Pictures.

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an unexpected problem or delay

The job was completed without a hitch.

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