- 1A long walk, especially in the country or wilderness.More example sentences
- Don't let April showers deter you from getting outside for a walk, hike or bike ride.
- Go on a hike or nature walk in the wilderness two hours from your hometown.
- Finally, I overcame my former urban aversion to outdoor clubs, and began joining weekend day hikes and bird walks.
- 2A sharp increase, especially in price: fears of a hike in interest ratesMore example sentences
- That means the economy has expanded by 2.7%, but it is all due to inflation, and a hike in the cost of goods and services.
- The project hit a road block soon after the Assembly elections, when the contractor stopped the work, demanding a hike in the project cost.
- BDA terminated the contract as the contractor failed to meet deadlines, besides demanding a hike in the estimated cost.
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- 1 [no object] Walk for a long distance, especially across country or in the woods: we planned to hike another mile up a steep trail (as noun hiking) she enjoys hiking and climbing in her spare timeMore example sentences
- Both couples began to hike retracing the path that the van had traveled.
- Activities as diverse as gymnastics, football, hiking, and skateboarding provide plenty of opportunities.
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens offers visitors the choice of four hiking trails that wind around five waterfalls and through a tropical forest.
- 2 [with object] Pull or lift up (something, especially clothing): he hiked up his sweatpants and marched to the doorMore example sentences
- Her flowing skirt was hiked up in back with just a hint of a bustle.
- Her skirt was hiked up so far most of her underwear was visible, and her shirt was half torn.
- I could just tell her skirt was hiked up a little too far.
- 2.1Increase (something, especially a price) sharply: some of the local merchants hiked the price of goodsMore example sentences
- As long as ticket prices are not hiked up to support a ridiculous pay structure of players then I am happy.
- Tax increases hiked the prices of tobacco and some luxury goods.
- So while hiking the cover price may increase subscription revenue, it may well do so to the overall financial detriment of the paper.
- 3 Football Snap (a football).More example sentences
- We, in effect, treated them as footballs and hiked, and passed and went out for catches in the office.
- Once the ball was hiked all that I could make of the game was lots of running and mud-slinging.
take a hike
- [usually in imperative] • informal , chiefly North American Go away (used as an expression of irritation or annoyance).More example sentences
- At the end of its first season, Carmel had a salary dispute with Señor Arnaz and took a hike - or at least, that was the official story.
- I wanna tell her to take a hike, Jack, like that guy told my dad when we went to Canada that one summer.
- What are we waiting for to tell the bankers to take a hike and become financially autonomous?
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- The majority of North Shore Rescue's time is spent looking for missing hikers and cyclists who travel out of bounds.
- The Frearsons are always pleased to allow access to their land for responsible ramblers and hikers.
- He added frequently lost hikers can travel much farther than people think they can.
early 19th century (originally dialect, as a verb): of unknown origin.