Definition of hitch-hike in English:

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Travel by getting free lifts in passing vehicles: we hitch-hiked up to Scotland
More example sentences
  • ‘As I was not in the habit of borrowing money, I took to hitch-hiking to travel through Europe,’ he says.
  • We lived in squats and abandoned buildings, didn't really go to school, travelled, hitch-hiked.
  • I travelled by foot, by hitch-hiking and by clambering onto the wagons of freight trains.


A journey made by hitch-hiking.
Example sentences
  • Instead of girls playing hockey we have girls smoking fags; instead of midnight feasts we have midnight hitch-hikes to the local pub.
  • There were other breaks too, the random hitch-hike through France to northern Spain, the holidays in Greece.
  • Miss Bond's friend took part in the hitch-hike last year and is a representative of the charity this year.



Pronunciation: /ˈhɪtʃhʌɪkə/
Example sentences
  • Celebrity hitch-hikers apart, the custom of seeking or giving a ‘lift’ has been slow in catching on in the city.
  • Locals looked on in surprise as hitch-hikers, cyclists, bikers, cars, vans and minibuses filled up the village square.
  • However the most eagle-eyed will notice that Bertha has now welcomed on board some eager hitch-hikers.

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