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English definition of “hitch”

hitch

noun [C] uk   /hɪtʃ/ us  
a temporary difficulty that causes a short delay: Due to a slight technical hitch the concert will be starting half an hour late.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding

hitch

verb uk   /hɪtʃ/ us  

hitch verb (RIDE)

hitch a lift/ride informal to get a free ride in someone else's vehicle as a way of travelling: They hitched a lift to Edinburgh from a passing car.JourneysTravelling

hitch verb (FASTEN)

[T usually + adv/prep] to fasten something to another thing by tying it with a rope or using a metal hook: The horses were hitched to a shiny black carriage. We just need to hitch the trailer (on)to the car and then we can go.Fastening and tying
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of hitch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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