Definitions of hitch

  1. 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"
  2. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched, as of horses
  3. a period of time spent in military service
  4. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  5. an unforeseen obstacle
  6. travel by getting free rides from motorists
  7. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  8. a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
  9. a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
  10. to hook or entangle; " One foot caught in the stirrup"
  11. connect to a vehicle: " hitch the trailer to the car"
  12. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; " the yung filly bucked"
  13. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; " The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
  14. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
  15. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
  16. 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 halter.
  17. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
  18. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
  19. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
  20. 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.
  21. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
  22. A small dislocation of a bed or vein.
  23. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; - said of something obstructed or impeded.
  24. 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.
  25. A catch; that which acts like a catch; impediment; a pulling or jerking upwards.
  26. To become entangled or caught; move by jerks; strike the feet together, as horses.
  27. To fasten or tie.
  28. To move by jerks, as if caught by a hook: to be caught by a hook: to be caught or fall into.
  29. To hook: to catch.
  30. A jerk: a catch or anything that holds: an obstacle: a sudden halt: ( naut.) a knot or noose.
  31. A jerk; obstacle; kind of noose.
  32. To hook; jerk; fasten.
  33. To move by jerks; be caught.
  34. To move by jerks; become entangled.
  35. A stop; obstruction.
  36. The act of fastening, as by a rope.
  37. A noose - like knot.
  38. A catch or anything that holds; a jerk up; a stop or halt; an impediment; a break; a knot or noose in a rope for fastening it to another object.
  39. To hook; to catch by a hook; to fasten; to pull up with jerks.
  40. To move by jerks, or with stops; to become hooked or entangled; to hit the legs together, as horses.
  41. A catch, or anything which acts as one; a knot or noose in a rope; a sudden stop or halt; an impediment.
  42. To hook, or catch by a hook; to catch; to move by jerks.

Usage examples for hitch

  1. I may be a little late in gett'n' there, faw I've got to hitch up aft' a while and take Mother Tombs to spend the day, both of us, with our daughters, Mrs. Hamlet and Lazarus Graves. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  2. They were after Trevison within a few seconds, but the black horse was far ahead, running without hitch or stumble, as straight toward Manti as his willing muscles and his loyal heart could take him. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. Hitch the dogs and run for it by night, He'll burn us out when he comes. – Pardners by Rex Beach
  4. Every hitch was shouted abroad, every success was concealed or twisted. – James B. Eads by Louis How
  5. They did pull, but the hitch slipped, and both went down beneath the water. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. " They will be a trifle large, but you'll have to hitch them up in spots and in in other spots and make the best of it," Anthony pursued firmly. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  7. There was no hitch in any of the arrangements. – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie
  8. In the summer of 1883, by way of a change from continental travel, Miss Field determined to hitch her wagon to a star and journey westward. –  by
  9. Now you speak of it, I remember my agent said there was some hitch at first; but he must have got over it in some way or other. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  10. At last a roar went up, as Hitch knocked the leg stump flying out of the ground. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  11. I followed out your plan- it worked without a hitch. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. They couldn't just have something go off without a hitch for a change. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  13. Here, however, there was a slight hitch. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  14. Hitch your wagon to a star; but begin by making a few dollars more a year than you spend. – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  15. I charge 'ee to tell me the facts about that hitch of our'n. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. During the negotiations connected with the formation of this Government a very serious hitch occurred which at one time threatened the whole project with disaster. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  17. Not a hitch anywhere. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  18. There shouldn't be " a hitch" anywhere. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  19. Then come yer back an' rest a bit in the settin'- room, an' I'll have my boy hitch up an' take yer thar. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  20. I told you that we've sent five un- manned ships up and everyone came back without a hitch. – Breakaway by Stanley Gimble