hitch: Meaning and Definition of
- to fasten or tie, esp. temporarily, by means of a hook, rope, strap, etc.; tether: Steve hitched the horse to one of the posts.
- to harness (an animal) to a vehicle (often fol. by up).
- to raise with jerks (usually fol. by up); hike up: to hitch up one's trousers.
- to move or draw (something) with a jerk.
- to bind by marriage vows; unite in marriage; marry: They got hitched in '79.
- to catch, as on a projection; snag: He hitched his jeans on a nail and tore them.
- to stick, as when caught.
- to fasten oneself or itself to something (often fol. by on).
- to move roughly or jerkily: The old buggy hitched along.
- to hobble or limp.
- to harness an animal to a wagon, carriage, or the like.
- the act or fact of fastening, as to something, esp. temporarily.
- any of various knots or loops made to attach a rope to something in such a way as to be readily loosened. Cf. bend (def. 18).
- a period of military service: a three-year hitch in the Navy.
- an unexpected difficulty, obstacle, delay, etc.: a hitch in our plans for the picnic.
- a hitching movement; jerk or pull.
- a hitching gait; a hobble or limp.
- a fastening that joins a movable tool to the mechanism that pulls it.
- a fault having a throw less than the thickness of a coal seam being mined.
- a notch cut in a wall or the like to hold the end of a stull or other timber.
- a minnow, Lavinia exilicauda, inhabiting streams in the area of San Francisco and the Sacramento River basin.
— v.i., v.t., n. Informal.
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