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Meaning of “hike” in the English Dictionary

"hike" in British English

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hikenoun [C]

uk   us   /haɪk/
  • hike noun [C] (INCREASE)

an ​increase in the ​cost of something, ​especially a ​large or ​unwantedincrease: The ​recent hike intrainfares came as a ​shock to ​commuters.

hikeverb

uk   us   /haɪk/
  • hike verb (WALK)

[I] to go for a ​longwalk in the ​countryside
  • hike verb (INCREASE)

[T] to ​increase the ​cost of something: Retailers have hiked (up)prices again.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of hike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hike" in American English

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hikeverb

 us   /hɑɪk/
  • hike verb (WALK)

[I] to ​walk a ​longdistance, 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 ​milkprices again.

hikenoun [C]

 us   /hɑɪk/
  • hike noun [C] (WALK)

a ​longwalk, esp. in the ​countryside: a 10-mile hike
  • hike noun [C] (INCREASE)

an ​increase in the ​cost of something, esp. a ​large or ​unwantedincrease: a ​tax hike
(Definition of hike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hike" in Business English

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hikenoun [C]

uk   us   /haɪk/
an ​increase in the ​amount or ​cost of something, especially a large or sudden ​increase: a pay/wage hike The ​governor is ​concerned that ​businesses might ​respond to a ​wage hike by ​cuttingjobs. a price/​rate/​tax hikea hike in sth Ethanol, a ​fuel made from corn, has seen a 30 ​percent hike in ​production in the past ​year.

hikeverb [T]

uk   us   /haɪk/
to ​increase the ​amount or ​cost of something, especially suddenly or by a large ​amount: hike prices/rates (on sth) The ​company announced it will hike ​prices on its cereals as much as 4 ​percent to ​coverhighergrain and ​energycosts.hike sth by sth The ​bank hiked ​interestrates by 1.5 ​percentagepoints, the largest ​rise in almost two ​years.
(Definition of hike from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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