- to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
- to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
- an act or instance of hitchhiking.
Origin of hitchhike
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Examples from the Web for hitchhike
He came to Phoenix once and we went up to see him, and they got so crazy that I ended up trying to hitchhike home.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Planning to hitchhike across the country, Sal gets off on the wrong foot.‘On the Road’: Differences Between Jack Kerouac’s Novel and This Year’s Film
December 21, 2012
As we flew in, he said, ‘Will there be a TV crew at the airport, or will we have to hitchhike into town?’Nathan Englander Talks About His New Story Collection, Philip Roth, Twitter, and More
February 25, 2012
Just like when I used to hitchhike and I could go for days without eating or sleeping.Robert Bolaño's European Adventures
April 28, 2011
To get here, some have had to undertake long journeys on rickety buses or hitchhike on roads made unsafe at night by bandits.India's Pink Vigilantes
February 26, 2011
- (intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
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Word Origin and History for hitchhike
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