hitch up
intransitive verb Date: 1817 to hitch a draft animal or team to a vehicle

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  • hitch up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hitch up : present tense I/you/we/they hitch up he/she/it hitches up present participle hitching up past tense hitched up past participle hitched up 1) to pull something that you are wearing to a higher… …   English dictionary

  • hitch up — verb pull up (Freq. 1) He hitched up his socks and pants • Syn: ↑hike up • Hypernyms: ↑pull • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * hitch up [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hitch up — v. (D; tr.) to hitch up to (to hitch up horses to a cart) * * * (D; tr.) to hitch up to (to hitch up horses to a cart) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hitch up — PHRASAL VERB If you hitch up a piece of clothing such as a skirt or pair of trousers, you pull it up into a higher position. [V P n (not pron)] She leapt from the car, hitched up her dress and sprinted down the road after him... [V n P] He… …   English dictionary

  • hitch up — phr verb Hitch up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dress, ↑skirt …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • hitch — hitch1 [ hıtʃ ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to travel by asking other people to take you in their car, by standing on the side of a road and holding out your thumb or a sign: We managed to hitch a ride to Abilene with a truck… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hitch — 1 verb 1 (I, T) informal to ask for a free ride from the drivers of passing cars by putting your hand out with your thumb raised; hitchhike (+ across/around/to): They hitched all the way across Europe. | hitch a ride with sb: We hitched a ride… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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