hitch

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[Hitch]

A hitch is an obstacle or hindrance. You might be late because of a last minute hitch, like waiting for a family of ducks to cross the road. If things go well, they go off without a hitch.

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To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

Noun
the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Noun
any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Noun
a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it

Noun
a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

Noun
an unforeseen obstacle

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Noun
the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

Noun
a period of time spent in military service

Verb
to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"

Verb
connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"

Verb
jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked"

Verb
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

Verb
travel by getting free rides from motorists


v. t.
To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

v. t.
To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.

v. t.
To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

v. t.
To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.

v. t.
To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.

n.
A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

n.
The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.

n.
A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.

n.
A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.

n.
A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.

n.
A small dislocation of a bed or vein.


Hitch

Hitch , v. t. [Cf. Scot. hitch a motion by a jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also Prov. G. hiksen, G. hinken, to limp, hobble; or E. hiccough; or possibly akin to E. hook.] 1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
Atoms . . . which at length hitched together.
2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme.
To ease themselves . . . by hitching into another place.
3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere. [Eng.] Halliwell.

Hitch

Hitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hitched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hitching.] 1. To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter. 2. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer. To hitch up. (a) To fasten up. (b) To pull or raise with a jerk; as, a sailor hitches up his trousers. (c) To attach, as a horse, to a vehicle; as, hitch up the gray mare. [Colloq.]

Hitch

Hitch, n. 1. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement. 2. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc. 3. A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance. 4. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch. 5. (Naut.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc. 6. (Geol.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.

A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

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Usage Examples

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

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