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hitchhikeverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪk/
B1 to ​travel by getting ​freerides in someone else's ​vehicle: I would never hitchhike on my own. They hitchhiked to Paris.
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hitchhiker
noun [C] uk   /-haɪ.kər/  us   /--haɪ.kɚ/
Jack often picks up hitchhikers.
(Definition of hitchhike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hitchhikeverb [I]

 us   /ˈhɪtʃˌhɑɪk/
to ​travel by getting a ​freeride in someone else’s ​roadvehicle: It took six ​days to hitchhike ​across Minnesota.
hitchhiker
noun [C]  us   /ˈhɪtʃˌhɑɪ·kər/
(Definition of hitchhike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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