verb (used without object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
verb (used with object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.
(intransitive) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
1921 (n.), 1923 (v.), from hitch, from the notion of hitching a sled to a moving vehicle (a sense first recorded 1880) + hike. Related: Hitchhiked; hitchhiking. Hitchhiker attested from 1927.
To get free rides by standing beside a road and signaling drivers; hitch, thumb (1923+)
noun 1. a post to which horses, mules, etc., are tied. noun 1. a post or rail to which the reins of a horse, etc, are tied
[hich-ingz] /ˈhɪtʃ ɪŋz/ noun 1. George Herbert, 1905–98, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1988. Hitchings Hitch·ings (hĭch’ĭngz), George Herbert. Born 1905. American biochemist. He shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout. Hitchings (hĭch’ĭngz) American pharmacologist who with his colleague Gertrude Elion developed drugs to treat leukemia and malaria, gout, herpes, […]
[hahy-tek] /ˈhaɪˈtɛk/ noun, adjective, Informal. 1. . high technology
- Hi test
HI test (āch’ī’) n. See hemagglutination inhibition test.