A starving horse, his ribs poking out, is hitched close by with a thin rope.
For some same-sex couples, freedom to marry means pressure to get hitched quick.
But both have been married while serving out life sentences in separate California prisons—and one of them got hitched twice.
For one thing, millennials will likely get hitched and have children later than previous generations.
She hitched a ride to the nearest store and called her father.
While he was yet speaking, Tibeats rode in, hitched his horse, and entered the house.
The man set down his suit-case and hitched a heave-line to the handle.
Jim fixed up a crude harness out of the ropes and hitched our broncho team onto the first log.
The cow was hitched to the wagon, for she had shown a tendency to choose her own master.
I was minded to get ashore without further ado, and so sprang to the tackle, which I hitched about my body.
mid-15c., probably from Middle English icchen "to move as with a jerk, to stir" (c.1200). It lacks cognates in other languages. The connection with icchen may be in notion of "hitching up" pants or boots with a jerking motion. Sense of "become fastened," especially by a hook, first recorded 1570s, originally nautical. Meaning "to marry" is from 1844 (to hitch horses together "get along well," especially of married couples, is from 1837, American English). Short for hitchhike (v.) by 1931. Related: Hitched; hitching.
1660s, "a limp or hobble;" 1670s, "an abrupt movement," from hitch (v.). Meaning "a means by which a rope is made fast" is from 1769, nautical. The sense of "obstruction" is first recorded 1748; military sense of "enlistment" is from 1835.