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Pronunciation: /haɪk/

Translation of hike in Spanish:


  • 1 (long walk) caminata (feminine), excursión (feminine) we went on a 20-mile hike hicimos una caminata or una excursión (a pie) de 20 millas it's a bit of a hike to the station hay un buen trecho hasta la estación to take a hike (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] take a hike vete a paseo [colloquial/familiar], vete a freír espárragos [colloquial/familiar], vete por un tubo (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], andá a pasear (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • These include a family of 40 sponsored walks which range from 10 km hikes to shorter strolls, suitable for everyone.
    • Find sightseeing tours that include walking tours and hikes through national parks.
    • Tomorrow is supposed to be either a hike, a walk, or a stroll, depending on hangover levels.
  • 2 (increase) subida (feminine) a price/pay hike una subida de precios/sueldos hike in sth subida de algo
    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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (walk) ir* de caminata or de excursión

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

hike up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(American English/inglés norteamericano) (pull up) [prices] subir, aumentar; [socks] subirse, levantarse she hiked her skirt up se levantó or se subió or se remangó la falda

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