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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.

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.

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.
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