to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
to move up or rise, as out of place or position (often followed by up): My shirt hikes up if I don't wear a belt.
Nautical. to hold oneself outboard on the windward side of a heeling sailboat to reduce the amount of heel.
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.
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 about hike
take a hike, Slang. to go away because one's company is not desired.
- hiker, noun
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How to use hike in a sentence
After they disappeared back into the woods, I put my mask in my pocket, where it stayed for the rest of the hike.
That would likely mean a tax hike is a non-starter as would be a generous stimulus package.The vaccine jolt fades, sinking global stocks—except for this one surprising sector | Bernhard Warner | November 12, 2020 | Fortune
My wife and I are about an hour into a hike up Atalaya Peak, a 9,000-foot mountain overlooking our hometown of Santa Fe.
Just make sure to arrive early, as this hike is a favorite among locals and the parking lot off California Highway 88 fills up fast.
We were younger then, yes, but more caught up in raising children and handling busy jobs than in training for a hike.
He was a quiet kid, a hiker and hunter, smart enough to graduate at the head of Harrison High.
As a hiker, I thought Strayed was a knucklehead—but a likable one.Book Bag: Timothy Egan’s Five Favorite Travel Books | Timothy Egan | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A hiker told a French newspaper how he came across the bodies of four people gunned down in a forest car park in the French Alps.
It took about 20 minutes to convince the emaciated hiker to let them carry him to the helicopter.Ray Gardner Used Autism Training To Find William LaFever | Laura Colarusso | July 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At first, they thought it was another hiker just saying hello, but as they got closer, they could see it was LaFever.Ray Gardner Used Autism Training To Find William LaFever | Laura Colarusso | July 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was making good time, but Captain DeCastros proceeded to demonstrate that he was no mean hiker, himself.The Marooner | Charles A. Stearns
Forbes, from the experience of a campaigner, a wilderness hiker, lifted an eyebrow of patronizing incredulity.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
At each ranger station, hotel, chalet, and permanent camp in the park will be found a "Hiker's Register" book.Glacier National Park [Montana] | United States Dept. of the Interior
This will prove, upon investigation, to be a hiker, or maybe two or more.Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia | Carrie Hunter Willis
There followed something about being held up by a hitch-hiker.The Blind Spot | Austin Hall
British Dictionary definitions for hike
(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)
a long walk
a rise in prices, wages, etc
- hiker, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with hike
see take a hike.
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