- 1A long walk or walking tour: a five-mile hike across rough terrainMore 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.
- 2A sharp increase, especially in price or cost: 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, with adverbial of direction] Walk for a long distance, especially across country: they hiked across the moors (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): Roy hiked up his trousers to reveal his socksMore 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: the government hiked up the price of milk by 40 per centMore 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.
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- [usually in imperative] • informal , chiefly North American Go away (used as an expression of irritation or annoyance).More example sentences
go away, get out, leave; be off with you!, shoo!, make yourself scarce!, on your way!British • informal hop it, sling your hookAustralian/New Zealand • informal rack offNorth American • informal bug offSouth African • informal voetsak, hamba• vulgar slang piss off, bugger off• archaic begone
- 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.