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hitch1

hitch1

 
pronunciation:
hIch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hitched, hitches, hitching
definition 1: to connect or attach with or as if with a rope or straps, esp. loosely or temporarily.
The farmer hitched the ox to the plow.
synonyms:
attach, connect, fasten, join, loop
antonyms:
unhitch
similar words:
bind, buckle, chain, harness, hook, knot, link, tether, yoke
definition 2: to pull jerkily (usu. fol. by up).
He hitched up his bathing trunks.
synonyms:
hike, jerk, yank
similar words:
adjust, haul, rearrange, tug
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be caught, fastened, or entangled; snag.
My sleeve hitched on the nail.
synonyms:
catch, hook, snag
similar words:
fasten, tangle
definition 2: to move jerkily or haltingly, as with a limp; hobble.
synonyms:
hobble, limp, twitch
similar words:
falter, jerk, shuffle, stagger, stumble
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several knots or fasteners used for hitching.
synonyms:
knot
similar words:
fastening, granny knot, half hitch, slipknot, square knot, wrinkle
definition 2: an unforeseen delay or obstacle; catch or snag.
synonyms:
catch, delay, snag
similar words:
check, complication, difficulty, hindrance, impediment, problem, rub
definition 3: a jerky pull, esp. upward.
synonyms:
jerk, tug, yank
similar words:
haul, pull
definition 4: an awkward gait; limp or hobble.
synonyms:
hobble, limp, twitch
similar words:
shuffle, stagger, stumble, teeter, tic
definition 5: (informal) a period of enlistment in the armed services.
similar words:
stint, tour
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