hitch (n.)

  1. a period of time spent in military service

    [ Syn: enlistment , term of enlistment , tour of duty , duty tour , tour ]

  2. 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

    [ Syn: arrest , check , halt , stay , stop , stoppage ]

  3. an unforeseen obstacle

    [ Syn: hang-up , rub , snag ]

  4. a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

  5. a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot

  6. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

    [ Syn: hindrance , hinderance , preventive , preventative , encumbrance , incumbrance , interference ]

  7. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

    [ Syn: hobble , limp ]

    hitch (v.)

  1. to hook or entangle; One foot caught in the stirrup

    [ Syn: catch ]

  2. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

    [ Syn: limp , gimp , hobble ]

  3. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; the yung filly bucked

    [ Syn: buck , jerk ]

  4. travel by getting free rides from motorists

    [ Syn: hitchhike , thumb ]

  5. connect to a vehicle: hitch the trailer to the car'

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