[h_ˈɪ_tʃ], [hˈɪt͡ʃ], [hˈɪt‍ʃ]

Definitions of hitch:

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

Antonyms for hitch:

drop, pull, take out, withdraw, unhitch, jump, bulge, advantage, stead, vantage, catbird seat, inside track, upper hand, edge, whip hand.

Quotes for hitch:

  1. There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together. – Josh Billings
  2. My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and too little to hitch a wagon- no good for a damn thing. – Dan Blocker
  3. It's only a hitch when you're in a slump. When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm. – Eddie Mathews
  4. That's what I liked about hitch -hiking. If a crowd wasn't big enough, I kept walkin.' – Brownie McGhee
  5. When I was hitch -hiking, people had to follow me, 'cause I didn't stay long. – Brownie McGhee
  6. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. – Barack Obama
  7. I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student, hitch -hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin. – Greta Scacchi
  8. Hitch suggested a name actress to play Marion because the bigger the star the more unbelievable it would be that we would kill her. – Joseph Stefano
  9. I didn't know it at the time, but Hitch didn't want to talk to me- he hated meeting with people he might have to reject. As it turned out, someone, maybe his agent, insisted that he interview me. – Joseph Stefano
  10. I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets. – James Stewart

Usage examples for hitch:

  1. Here, however, there was a slight hitch – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  2. At last a roar went up, as Hitch knocked the leg stump flying out of the ground. ” – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. They couldn't just have something go off without a hitch for a change. ” – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  6. 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
  7. Not a hitch anywhere. ” – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  8. 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
  9. Every hitch was shouted abroad, every success was concealed or twisted. ” – James B. Eads by Louis How
  10. “ I followed out your plan- it worked without a hitch – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  11. “ I charge 'ee to tell me the facts about that hitch of our'n. ” – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. 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
  13. “ " 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
  14. They did pull, but the hitch slipped, and both went down beneath the water. ” – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. Hitch the dogs and run for it by night, He'll burn us out when he comes. ” – Pardners by Rex Beach
  16. “ 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
  17. “ I told you that we've sent five un- manned ships up and everyone came back without a hitch – Breakaway by Stanley Gimble
  18. There shouldn't be " a hitch anywhere. ” – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  19. 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
  20. There was no hitch in any of the arrangements. ” – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie

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