Hike meaning

hīk
A long walk or march.
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(American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
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Hike is defined as to take a long outdoor walk, particularly through a nature area or up a mountain, or to pull up or raise something.

An example of hike is to walk up a mountain side.

An example of hike is to raise the price of milk from $2.50 to $4.00.

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To rise, especially to rise upward out of place.

My coat had hiked up in the back.

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The definition of a hike is a long outdoor walk, or an upward movement.

An example of a hike is a trek up a hillside.

An example of a hike is the pulling up of a droopy sock.

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To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly.

Shopkeepers who hiked their prices for the tourist trade.

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To pull or raise with a sudden motion; hitch.

Hiked myself onto the stone wall; hiked up her knee socks.

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To snap (the ball).
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An often abrupt increase or rise.

A price hike.

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To take a long, vigorous walk; tramp or march, esp. through the country, woods, etc.
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To move up out of place.
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To pull or jerk up; hoist.

To hike up one's socks.

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A long, vigorous walk.
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A moving upward; rise.

A price hike.

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A long walk.
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An abrupt increase.

The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.

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(American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
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A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher.
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To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.

Don't forget to bring the map when we go hiking tomorrow.

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To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
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(nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
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To pull up or tug upwards sharply.

She hiked her skirt up.

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To go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise.
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To raise (prices, etc.)
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take a hike
  • To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.
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take a hike
  • To leave; depart.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hike

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From English dialectal hyke (“to walk vigorously”), probably a Northern form of hitch, from Middle English hytchen, hichen, icchen (“to move, jerk, stir”). Cognate with Scots hyke (“to move with a jerk”), German dialectal hicken (“to hobble, walk with a limp”), Danish hinke (“to hop”). More at hick.

    From Wiktionary