verb (used without object), hiked, hik·ing.
verb (used with object), hiked, hik·ing.
Origin of hike
Examples from the Web for hiked
We hiked a mile or so to a spot closer to a busy paved road than the fire road.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, we hiked up a picturesque trail to the Dovbush rocks, which are a sort of local Stonehenge.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea|Vijai Maheshwari|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 19, she hiked the Appalachian Trail with friends and went to work on a cattle ranch in Texas.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Your interest rates might be hiked by the ideological overreach and incompetence on Capitol Hill.Debt Ceiling Crisis Is Like a Toxic Groundhog Day on Capitol Hill|John Avlon|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I hiked the Cinque Terre with Dan, and have gotten dozens of early reads from him.
The last time I saw him he had hiked in from the trenches with the boys.The War Romance of the Salvation Army|Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
Proceeding along the edge of the frozen water, they hiked almost as far east as the mouth of the Buffalo River.The Mystery Hunters at the Haunted Lodge|Capwell Wyckoff
Then we hiked along the woods' path that led around the lake, back to Ridgeboro.Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Anyhow, we hiked till daybreak, when my men began to complain of severe pain in the eyes.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
Early the next morning Tom and Hervey hiked down to Catskill.Tom Slade on Mystery Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Word Origin for hike
1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.
HIKE, v. to go away. It is generally used in a contemptuous sense. Ex. "Come, hike," i.e. take yourself off; begone. [Rev. Robert Forby, "The Vocabulary of East Anglia," London, 1830]
Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.
see take a hike.