Definition of Hitch

1. Noun. A period of time spent in military service.

Exact synonyms: Duty Tour, Enlistment, Term Of Enlistment, Tour, Tour Of Duty
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Derivative terms: Enlist, Enlist

2. Verb. To hook or entangle. "One foot caught in the stirrup"
Exact synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Attach
Related verbs: Catch
Specialized synonyms: Snag
Derivative terms: Catch
Antonyms: Unhitch

3. Noun. The state of inactivity following an interruption. "He spent the entire stop in his seat"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Check, Halt, Stay, Stop, Stoppage
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Countercheck, Logjam
Derivative terms: Check, Check, Halt, Halt, Stop, Stop

4. Verb. Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury. "They hitch up the hill"; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
Exact synonyms: Gimp, Hobble, Limp
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Gimp, Hobble, Hobbler, Limp, Limper

5. Noun. An unforeseen obstacle.
Exact synonyms: Hang-up, Rub, Snag
Generic synonyms: Obstacle, Obstruction

6. Verb. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched. "The yung filly bucked"
Exact synonyms: Buck, Jerk
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Buck, Jerk

7. Noun. A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls.

8. Verb. Travel by getting free rides from motorists.
Exact synonyms: Hitchhike, Thumb
Generic synonyms: Ride
Derivative terms: Hitchhiker

9. Noun. A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot.

10. Verb. Connect to a vehicle:. "Hitch the trailer to the car"
Generic synonyms: Connect, Link, Link Up, Tie

11. Noun. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

12. Noun. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.
Exact synonyms: Hobble, Limp
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Hobble, Limp, Limp

Definition of Hitch

1. v. t. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

2. v. t. To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.

3. n. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

Definition of Hitch

1. Proper noun. (surname from=given names) ¹

2. Noun. A sudden pull. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various knots used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope Knots and Splices by Cyrus L Day, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001. See ''List of hitch knots in Wikipedia''. ¹

4. Noun. A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty. ¹

6. Noun. A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch. ¹

7. Noun. A period of time. Most often refers to time spent in the military. ¹

8. Verb. To pull with a jerk. ¹

9. Verb. To attach, tie or fasten. ¹

10. Verb. (informal) To marry, especially to '''get hitched'''. ¹

11. Verb. (informal) contraction of hitchhike, to thumb a ride. ¹

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Definition of Hitch

1. to fasten with a knot or hook [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Hitch

1. 1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling. "Atoms . . . Which at length hitched together." (South) 2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; said of something obstructed or impeded. "Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme." (Pope) "To ease themselves . . . By hitching into another place." (Fuller) 3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere. Origin: Cf. Scot. Hitch a motion by a jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also Prov. G. Hiksen, G. Hinken, to limp, hobble; or E. Hiccough; or possibly akin to E. Hook. 1. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement. 2. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc. 3. A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance. 4. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch. 5. A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc. 6. A small dislocation of a bed or vein. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hitch

hit the nail on the head
hit the net
hit the pavement
hit the road
hit the rock
hit the rocks
hit the roof
hit the sack
hit the silk
hit the skids
hit the spot
hit the trail
hit up
hit upon
hit wicket
hitch (current term)
hitch up

Literary usage of Hitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"A large lanyard should be clove-hitched round a large toggle and a strap pasted round it below the toggle. Marling-Spike hitch (Fig. 8). ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"hitch, — Lest the Soldiers should in any tumultuary or disorderly way attempt the ... l Mr. hitch paid no attention ; persisted in his Choir-service: ..."

3. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1903)
"This hitch is made by taking hold of the rope with both hands at points about 2 ft. ... The twisting prevents the rope from becoming jammed and the hitch is ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The half-hitch repeated; this Is commonly need, and is capable of resisting to the ... Clout hitch —Pasa the end a round a epar or rope and cross It over b, ..."

5. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocket-book of Tables, Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1920)
"Stevedore's hitch. Knot. Sheepshank. Chain Knot with Toggle. Halt Timber Clove Rolling Timber hitch hitch. hitch. hitch. hitch. and Round Turn. Cat's-paw. ..."

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