- 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.
A horse hitched to a carriage.
hitch definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
hitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb hitched, hitch·ing, hitch·es verb, transitive
- To fasten or catch temporarily with or as if with a loop, hook, or noose.
- To connect or attach, as to a vehicle: hitched the horses to the sleigh.
- To move or raise by pulling or jerking: hitch up one's suspenders.
- Informal To hitchhike: hitched a ride to the rally.
- Slang To marry: They got hitched last month.
- To move haltingly; hobble.
- To become entangled, snarled, or fastened.
- Informal To hitchhike.
- Any of various knots used as a temporary fastening.
- A device used to connect one thing to another.
- A short jerking motion; a tug.
- A hobble or limp.
- 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: Probably from Middle English hytchen, icchen, to move, jerk.
- hitchˈer noun
hitch - Phrases/Idioms
without a hitch