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Meaning of HITCH

Pronunciation:  hich

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  2. [n]  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  3. [n]  a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
  4. [n]  a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
  5. [n]  an unforeseen obstacle
  6. [n]  a period of time spent in military service
  7. [n]  the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
  8. [v]  to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
  9. [v]  jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched, as of horses
  10. [v]  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day."
  11. [v]  travel by getting free rides from motorists

HITCH is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: arrest, buck, catch, check, duty tour, encumbrance, enlistment, halt, hang-up, hindrance, hitchhike, hobble, hobble, incumbrance, interference, jerk, limp, limp, preventative, preventive, rub, snag, stay, stop, stoppage, term of enlistment, thumb, tour, tour of duty
 Antonyms: unhitch
 See Also: attach, becket bend, Blackwall hitch, cat's-paw, clog, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, deadlock, gait, impasse, impediment, impedimenta, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, knot, logjam, move, obstacle, obstructer, obstruction, obstruction, obstructor, period, period of time, ride, rolling hitch, sheet bend, snag, speed bump, stalemate, standstill, timber hitch, time period, walk, weaver's hitch, weaver's knot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hitch\ (h[i^]ch), v. t. [Cf. Scot. hitch a motion by a
    jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also Prov. G.
    hiksen, G. hinken, to limp, hobble; or E. hiccough; or
    possibly akin to E. hook.]
    1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to
       unite; to cling.
             Atoms . . . which at length hitched together.
    2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; --
       said of something obstructed or impeded.
             Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme. --Pope.
             To ease themselves . . . by hitching into another
             place.                                --Fuller.
    3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to
       interfere. [Eng.] --Halliwell.
  2. \Hitch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hitched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to
       make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a
    2. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
    {To hitch up}.
       (a) To fasten up.
       (b) To pull or raise with a jerk; as, a sailor hitches up
           his trousers.
       (c) To attach, as a horse, to a vehicle; as, hitch up the
           gray mare. [Colloq.]
  3. \Hitch\, n.
    1. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an
       obstacle; an entanglement.
    2. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
    3. A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a
       temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's
       progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.
    4. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave
       his trousers a hitch.
    5. (Naut.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily
       undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half
       hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.
    6. (Geol.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.
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