To hitch up
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; hitch your wagon to a star. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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; hitch your wagon to a star. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To move… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hitch — I [[t]hɪtʃ[/t]] v.t. 1) to fasten or tie, esp. temporarily, by means of a hook, rope, strap, etc.: to hitch a horse to a post[/ex] 2) to harness (an animal) to a vehicle (often fol. by up) 3) to raise with jerks (usu. fol. by up); hike up: to… …   From formal English to slang

  • hitch — hitch1 hitcher, n. /hich/, v.t. 1. to fasten or tie, esp. temporarily, by means of a hook, rope, strap, etc.; tether: Steve hitched the horse to one of the posts. 2. to harness (an animal) to a vehicle (often fol. by up). 3. to raise with jerks… …   Universalium

  • hitch — /hɪtʃ / (say hich) verb (t) 1. to make fast, especially temporarily, by means of a hook, rope, strap, etc.; tether. 2. Also, hitch up. to harness (an animal) to a vehicle. 3. Also, hitch up. to raise with jerks: to hitch up one s trousers. 4. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hitch — [hich] vi. [ME hicchen, to move jerkily < ?] 1. to move jerkily; walk haltingly; limp; hobble 2. to become fastened or caught, as by becoming entangled or hooking on to something 3. to strike the feet together in moving: said of a horse ☆ 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • hitch — hitch1 [hıtʃ] v 1.) [I and T] informal to get free rides from the drivers of passing cars by standing at the side of the road and putting a hand out with the thumb raised = ↑hitchhike hitch across/around/to ▪ He plans to hitch right round the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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