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English definition of “hike”

hike

noun [C] uk   /haɪk/ us  

hike noun [C] (WALK)

a long walk, especially in the countryside

hike noun [C] (INCREASE)

an increase in the cost of something, especially a large or unwanted increase: The recent hike in train fares came as a shock to commuters.

hike

verb uk   /haɪk/ us  

hike verb (WALK)

[I] to go for a long walk in the countryside

hike verb (INCREASE)

[T] to increase the cost of something: The Chancellor has hiked (up) interest rates again.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of hike from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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