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Definition of "hike" []

  • To go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rise, especially to rise upward out of place: My coat had hiked up in the back. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly: shopkeepers who hiked their prices for the tourist trade. (verb-transitive)
  • To pull or raise with a sudden motion; hitch: hiked myself onto the stone wall; hiked up her knee socks. (verb-transitive)
  • Football To snap (the ball). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hike" in a sentence
  • "This hike is also on those who come to Banyo's itinerary (advance warning!)"
  • "That Americans are concerned about a rush to what he calls hike taxes on small businesses, cut Medicare benefits, and add trillions of dollars to more government spending and debt."
  • "When the lakes are a 2 mile hike from the closest two-track trail a 10 '- 12' solo canoe of kevlar weighing in at under 30 pounds is the best bet."