Definition of “hitchhike” - English Dictionary

“hitchhike” in British English

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hitchhikeverb [ I ]

uk /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪk/ us /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪk/

B1 to travel by getting free rides in someone else's vehicle:

I would never hitchhike on my own.
They hitchhiked to Paris.
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hitchhiker
noun [ C ] uk /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪ.kər/ us /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪ.kɚ/

Jack often picks up hitchhikers.

(Definition of “hitchhike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hitchhike” in American English

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hitchhikeverb [ I ]

us /ˈhɪtʃˌhɑɪk/

to travel by getting a free ride in someone else’s road vehicle:

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)