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hike

hike

 
 
pronunciation:
haIk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
take a hike
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hiked, hikes, hiking
definition 1: to take a long walk, esp. in the country or through rugged terrain, as for enjoyment, exercise, or training.
 
definition 2: to become raised and usu. not properly aligned, as a piece of clothing (often fol. by up).
Her skirt hiked up.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make higher, as in price or amount.
They hiked gasoline prices.
similar words:
boost
definition 2: to pull suddenly, esp. in order to align properly (often fol. by up).
He hiked up his slacks.
similar words:
hitch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long walk, esp. in the country or through rugged terrain, as for enjoyment, exercise, or training.
similar words:
outing, tramp, walk
definition 2: an act or instance of raising or increasing, as in price or amount.
a hike in interest rates
similar words:
boost, raise
phrase: take a hike
derivation: hiker (n.)
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