[ hich-hahyk ]
/ ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk /
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.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.
Related formshitch·hik·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for hitchhiker
But there is a middle way from clean-cut hunkdom to looking like a militia leader who might boil a hitchhiker alive.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He described the hitchhiker incident, but Coogan listened stoically.Dream Town|Henry Slesar
British Dictionary definitions for hitchhiker
/ (ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk) /
(intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
Derived Formshitchhiker, noun
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