hitch a ride

hitch a ride
secure a free ride from passing vehicles

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hitch a ride — (or chiefly Brit hitch a lift) informal : to get a ride in a passing vehicle Her car broke down, so she had to hitch a ride/lift with a passing truck. • • • Main Entry: ↑hitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride — [n] journey, trip in vehicle airing, commute, drive, excursion, expedition, hitch, jaunt, joyride*, lift, outing, pick up*, run, spin, Sunday drive, tour, transportation, turn, whirl; concept 224 ride [v1] carry or be carried be supported,… …   New thesaurus

  • Hitch — Hitch, v. i. To {hitchhike}; mostly used in the phrase to hitch a ride; as, he hitched his way home; he hitched a ride home. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hitch|hike — or hitch hike «HIHCH HYK», verb, hiked, hik|ing. –v.i. to travel by walking and getting free rides from passing automobiles or trucks. –v.t. to get (a ride) by hitchhiking. ╂[American English < hitch (a ride), idiom, get a free lift] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 in a vehicle, on a horse, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ We have a long ride ahead of us tomorrow. ▪ leisurely ▪ We went for a leisurely ride along the canal …   Collocations dictionary

  • hitch — 1 verb 1 (I, T) informal to ask for a free ride from the drivers of passing cars by putting your hand out with your thumb raised; hitchhike (+ across/around/to): They hitched all the way across Europe. | hitch a ride with sb: We hitched a ride… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hitch — hitch1 [hıtʃ] v 1.) [I and T] informal to get free rides from the drivers of passing cars by standing at the side of the road and putting a hand out with the thumb raised = ↑hitchhike hitch across/around/to ▪ He plans to hitch right round the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hitch — I UK [hɪtʃ] / US verb Word forms hitch : present tense I/you/we/they hitch he/she/it hitches present participle hitching past tense hitched past participle hitched 1) [intransitive/transitive] informal to travel by asking other people to take you …   English dictionary

  • hitch — Synonyms and related words: acute pain, amble, arrange a match, articulate, attach, barge, batten, batten down, bed, bed down, bite, block, blockade, bob, bolt, boring pain, bottleneck, bowl along, break, bridle, brush, buckle, bundle, butt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hitch — hitch1 [ hıtʃ ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to travel by asking other people to take you in their car, by standing on the side of a road and holding out your thumb or a sign: We managed to hitch a ride to Abilene with a truck… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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