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hitch

noun [C]  /hɪtʃ/ us  

hitch noun [C] (DIFFICULTY)

a difficulty or troubling fact esp. in a situation that is generally positive: I finally did get a job offer that sounded perfect – the only hitch was the low salary. The taping at Channel 4 went off without a hitch (= perfectly).

hitch

verb [T]  /hɪtʃ/ us  

hitch verb [T] (RIDE)

to get a free ride in someone else’s road vehicle as a way of traveling: Nancy hitched a ride with her husband’s cousin.

hitch verb [T] (FASTEN)

to fasten something to another thing, such as a vehicle: We just need to hitch the trailer to the car and then we can go.
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