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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