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hike

verb  us   /hɑɪk/

hike verb (WALK)

[I] to walk a long distance, esp. in the countryside: We plan to hike from lake to lake. I’ve got to hike back to my car to get my jacket.

hike verb (INCREASE)

[T] to increase the cost of something: Dairies have hiked milk prices again.

hike

noun [C]  us   /hɑɪk/

hike noun [C] (WALK)

a long walk, esp. in the countryside: a 10-mile hike

hike noun [C] (INCREASE)

an increase in the cost of something, esp. a large or unwanted increase: a tax hike
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