Meaning of “hitch” - Learner’s Dictionary

hitch

verb us uk /hɪtʃ/
hitch a ride

also UK hitch a lift to get a free ride in someone's vehicle, by standing next to the road and waiting for someone to pick you up

[ T ] also US hitch up to fasten something to an object or vehicle:

They hitched the caravan to the car.

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(Definition of “hitch verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)