Complete Definition of "hitch"

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Pronunciation
IPA|/hɪtÊ/
audio|en-us-hitch.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɪtÊ

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A sudden pull.
  2. nautical A noose or knot as used by sailors.

#:A knot used to secure a line to a spar, ring, post or the like (Knots and Splices by Cyrus L Day, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001)

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

#:His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.

  1. informal A problem, delay or source of difficulty.

#:The banquet went off without a hitch. (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)

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

#:The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?

Derived terms
unhitch
unhitched

Translations
trans-top|knot
Finnish: sorkka
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trans-top|connection point for trailer
Finnish: vetokoukku
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German: Anhängerkupplung f
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trans-top|hidden catch
German: Haken m
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Verb
en-verb|hitches|hitching|hitched

  1. To pull with a jerk.

#:She hitched her jeans up and then tightend her belt.

  1. To attach, tie or fasten.

#:He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping.

  1. informal To marry, especially to get hitched.

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