A horse hitched to a carriage.
- The definition of a hitch is a something used to connect or an obstacle.
- An example of a hitch is a device for connecting a trailer to a truck.
- An example of a hitch is a small problem getting the right flowers for a wedding.
- Hitch is defined as to connect or to move with a jerking motion.
- An example of hitch is to connect a horse to a carriage.
- An example of hitch is to walk with a limp.
- to move jerkily; walk haltingly; limp; hobble
- to become fastened or caught, as by becoming entangled or hooking on to something
- to strike the feet together in moving: said of a horse
- ☆ Slang to hitchhike
Origin of hitchMiddle English hicchen, to move jerkily ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to move, pull, or shift with jerks: hitch your chair up to the table
- to fasten with a hook, knot, harness, etc.; unite; tie: often with up: to hitch a wagon to a tractor
- Informal to marry: usually in the passive
- ☆ Slang to hitchhike
- a short, sudden movement or pull; tug; jerk
- a hobble; limp
- a hindrance; obstacle; entanglement
- a fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together: a trailer hitch on the car's bumper
- ☆ Slang a ride in hitchhiking
- ☆ Slang a period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
- a kind of knot that can be easily undone, for fastening a line as to a ring or pole
without a hitch
verbhitched, hitch·ing, hitch·es
- To fasten, connect, or attach: hitched the horses to the sleigh.
- To move or raise by pulling or jerking: hitch up one's pants.
- Informal To get (a ride) by hitchhiking: hitched a ride to the rally.
- Slang To marry: They got hitched last month.
- a. To move jerkily: “She hitched forward to make room for me on the seat” (Paul Theroux).b. To move or walk haltingly: He hitched along on his painful ankle.
- Informal To hitchhike.
- Any of various knots used as a temporary fastening.
- A device used to connect one thing to another: a trailer hitch.
- A short jerking motion; a tug: answered with a hitch of her head.
- A hobble or limp: a hitch in his step.
- An impediment or a delay: a hitch in our plans.
- A term of service, especially of military service.
- Informal A free ride obtained along a road.
Origin of hitchProbably from Middle English hytchen, icchen, to move, jerk.
top: clove hitch
center: cow hitch
bottom: two half hitches
- A sudden pull.
- Any of various knots used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope . See List of hitch knots in Wikipedia.
- A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.
- His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.
- (informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
- The banquet went off without a hitch. (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)
- A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.
- The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?
- A period of time. Most often refers to time spent in the military.
- She served two hitches in Vietnam.
- U.S. TROOPS FACE LONGER ARMY HITCH ; SOLDIERS BOUND FOR IRAQ... WILL BE RETAINED
- Stephen J. Hedges & Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune; Orlando Sentinel; Jun 3, 2004; pg. A.1;
(third-person singular simple present hitches, present participle hitching, simple past and past participle hitched)
- To pull with a jerk.
- She hitched her jeans up and then tightened her belt.
- To attach, tie or fasten.
- He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping.
- (informal) To marry oneself to; especially to get hitched.
- (informal) contraction of hitchhike, to thumb a ride.
- to hitch a ride
- (intransitive) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
- (intransitive) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; said of something obstructed or impeded.
- (UK) To strike the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
- A surname.
From a medieval diminutive of the male give name Richard.