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American English: /haɪk/
British English: /hʌɪk/

Translation of hike in Spanish:


  • 1 (long walk) 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 (US) [colloquial]take a hike
    vete a paseo [colloquial]
    vete a freír espárragos [colloquial]
    vete por un tubo (Mexico) [colloquial]
    andá a pasear (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    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) a price/pay hike
    una subida de precios/sueldos
    hike in something
    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

  • (walk)
    ir de caminata or de excursión
    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.

transitive verb

  • (prices/wages/taxes)
    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.

Phrasal verbs

hike up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(US) (pull up) (prices)
she hiked her skirt up
se levantó or se subió or se remangó la falda
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