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hikeverb

us   /hɑɪk/
  • hike verb (WALK)

[I] to walk a long distance, 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 milk prices again.

hikenoun [C]

us   /hɑɪk/
  • hike noun [C] (WALK)

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

an increase in the cost of something, esp. a large or unwanted increase: a tax hike
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hikenoun [C]

uk   /haɪk/ us  
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 cutting jobs. 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   /haɪk/ us  
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 cover higher grain and energy costs.hike sth by sth The bank hiked interest rates by 1.5 percentage points, the largest rise in almost two years.
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