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.
- hitchhiker, noun
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How to use hitchhike in a sentence
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 | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Anna Klassen | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Jane Ciabattari | February 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just like when I used to hitchhike and I could go for days without eating or sleeping.
To get here, some have had to undertake long journeys on rickety buses or hitchhike on roads made unsafe at night by bandits.
"When I was a college kid, I used to hitchhike sometimes," Craig remarked.Stamped Caution | Raymond Zinke Gallun
I didn't have any money, of course, so I had to hitchhike into town.Back to Julie | Richard Wilson
Maybe after he decided where he was going he would hitchhike.Jerry's Charge Account | Hazel Hutchins Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for hitchhike
(intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
- hitchhiker, noun
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