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"hitch" in British English

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hitchnoun [C]

uk   /hɪtʃ/ us   /hɪtʃ/

hitchverb

uk   /hɪtʃ/ us   /hɪtʃ/
  • 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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of hitch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hitch" in American English

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hitchnoun [C]

us   /hɪtʃ/
  • 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).

hitchverb [T]

us   /hɪtʃ/
  • 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.
(Definition of hitch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hitch" in Business English

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hitchnoun [C]

uk   /hɪtʃ/ us  
a difficulty, usually one that is unexpected: a legal/technical hitch The airline has been plagued by technical hitches and staff shortages. The steady ascent of the company's profits continued without a hitch for an impressive 26 quarters.

hitchverb [T]

uk   /hɪtʃ/ us  
hitch your fortunes/future/wagon to sth/sb
to rely on something or someone to bring you success: The former oil industry investor has hitched his wagon to renewable energy.
(Definition of hitch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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