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Definition of "hitch" []

  • To fasten or catch temporarily with or as if with a loop, hook, or noose. (verb-transitive)
  • To connect or attach, as to a vehicle: hitched the horses to the sleigh. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or raise by pulling or jerking: hitch up one's suspenders. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To hitchhike: hitched a ride to the rally. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To marry: They got hitched last month. (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 "hitch" in a sentence
  • "You've asked me about what you call my hitch, and so far as it goes she'll explain it to you."
  • "One hitch is that scheduling votes on Monday night is the only way to persuade members of Congress to return to Washington and there are only so many substantive bills ready to be voted on."
  • "The hitch is you had to make an outfit from newspaper and use cellotape to hold it together."