What does hitch mean?

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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"


  1. Hitch(v. i.)

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

  2. Hitch(v. t.)

    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.


  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

  12. Origin: [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.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hitch

    A species of knot by which one rope is connected with another, or to some object. They are various; as, clove-hitch, racking-hitch, timber-hitch (stopped), rolling-hitch, running-hitch, half-hitch, blackwall-hitch, magnus-hitch, marline-spike hitch, harness-hitch, &c. (See BEND and KNOT.) It also signifies motion by a jerk. Figuratively, it is applied to an impediment. A seaman often hitches up his trowsers, which "have no lifts or braces."--To hitch is to make fast a rope, &c., to catch with a hook. Thus of old, when a boat was to be hoisted in, they said--"Hitch the tackles into the rings of the boat."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hitch

    A knot or noose in a rope for fastening it to a ring or other object; as, a clove hitch, a timber hitch.

How to pronounce hitch?

  1. Alex
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How to say hitch in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hitch in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Hitch your wagon to a star.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    If Hillary Clinton had to face me on a debate stage, at the very least, she would have a hitch in her swing.

  3. A. L. Kitselman:

    The words 'I am...' are potent words be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.

  4. Mihaly Hardy:

    We reckon we will launch flights later this morning, we will only do that once we are 100 percent sure the screening of passengers works without a hitch.

  5. Carlos Melo:

    This is a paralyzed government that needs any help it can get, even if Lula himself has lost some support, he still knows how to mobilize the party militants. The government will hitch a ride on that.

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