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hitch1

hitch1

 
 
pronunciation:
hIch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hitched, hitches, hitching
definition 1: to join or fasten with a rope or straps.
The farmer hitched the ox to the plow.
synonyms:
attach, connect, fasten, join
similar words:
bind, buckle, chain, harness, hook, knot, link, tether, yoke
definition 2: to pull with a quick jerk (usually followed by "up").
He hitched up his bathing trunks.
synonyms:
jerk, yank
similar words:
adjust, haul, rearrange, tug
definition 3: to be caught, fastened, or tangled in.
My sleeve hitched on the nail.
synonyms:
catch, hook
similar words:
fasten, tangle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several knots used for hitching.
The scouts learned to tie a clove hitch and a half hitch.
synonyms:
knot
definition 2: a delay or obstacle; catch.
The party went on without a hitch.
synonyms:
catch, delay
similar words:
check, complication, difficulty, hindrance, problem
definition 3: a jerk or pull, especially upward.
He gave his pants a hitch.
synonyms:
jerk, tug, yank
similar words:
haul, pull
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