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Noun: hitch  hich
  1. An unforeseen obstacle
    - hang-up, rub, snag
  2. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    - arrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage
  3. A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
  4. A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
  5. Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    - hindrance, hinderance, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference
  6. The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    - hobble, limp
  7. A period of time spent in military, diplomatic or other service
    - enlistment, term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour, tour
Verb: hitch  hich
  1. Fasten, esp. temporarily
  2. To hook or entangle
    "One foot hitched in the stirrup";
    - catch
  3. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
    - buck, jerk
  4. Travel by getting free rides from motorists
    "You can, of course, hitch anywhere that there are cars and traffic";
    - hitchhike, thumb
  5. Connect to a vehicle:
  6. [N. Amer, informal] Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    "The old woman hitches down to the store every day";
    - limp, gimp [N. Amer, informal], hobble

Derived forms: hitching, hitched, hitches

Type of: attach, connect, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], gait, impediment, impedimenta, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, knot, link, link up, move, obstacle, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, period, period of time, ride, tie, time period, time span, walk

Antonym: unhitch

Encyclopedia: Hitch, Robert