hitchhike

[ hich-hahyk ]
/ ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk /
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verb (used without object), hitch·hiked, hitch·hik·ing.

to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.

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

to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.

noun

an act or instance of hitchhiking.

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Origin of hitchhike

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; hitch1 + hike

OTHER WORDS FROM hitchhike

hitchhiker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hitchhike

hitchhike
/ (ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk) /

verb

(intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles

Derived forms of hitchhike

hitchhiker, noun
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