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verb (used without object), hiked, hik·ing.

verb (used with object), hiked, hik·ing.

to move, draw, or raise with a jerk (often followed by up): to hike up one's socks.
to increase, often sharply and unexpectedly: to hike the price of milk.

noun

a long walk or march for recreational activity, military training, or the like.
an increase or rise, often sharp and unexpected: a hike in wages.

Idioms

    take a hike, Slang. to go away because one's company is not desired.

Origin of hike

First recorded in 1800–10; perhaps dialectal variant of hitch1
Related formshik·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hike

hike

/ (haɪk) /

verb

(intr) to walk a long way, usually for pleasure or exercise, esp in the country
(usually foll by up) to pull or be pulled; hitch
(tr) to increase (a price)

noun

a long walk
a rise in prices, wages, etc
Derived Formshiker, noun

Word Origin for hike

C18: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for hike

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Idioms and Phrases with hike

hike


see take a hike.

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