hitch

[h_ˈɪ_tʃ], [hˈɪt͡ʃ], [hˈɪt‍ʃ]

Definitions of hitch:

  1.   To fasten or tie. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   A catch, or anything which acts as one; a knot or noose in a rope; a sudden stop or halt; an impediment. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   A catch; that which acts like a catch; impediment; a pulling or jerking upwards. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To become entangled or caught; move by jerks; strike the feet together, as horses. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   A jerk; obstacle; kind of noose. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   To hook; jerk; fasten. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7.   To move by jerks, or with stops; to become hooked or entangled; to hit the legs together, as horses. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To move by jerks, as if caught by a hook: to be caught by a hook: to be caught or fall into. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   A jerk: a catch or anything that holds: an obstacle: a sudden halt: ( naut.) a knot or noose. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   To move by jerks; be caught. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   To hook, or catch by a hook; to catch; to move by jerks. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   To hook; to catch by a hook; to fasten; to pull up with jerks. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13.   To hook: to catch. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for hitch:

  1. It's only a hitch when you're in a slump. When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm. – Eddie Mathews
  2. 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
  3. I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student, hitch -hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin. – Greta Scacchi
  4. 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
  5. 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. “ 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. “ I charge 'ee to tell me the facts about that hitch of our'n. ” – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. “ " 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
  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 did pull, but the hitch slipped, and both went down beneath the water. ” – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. “ I followed out your plan- it worked without a hitch – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  7. Every hitch was shouted abroad, every success was concealed or twisted. ” – James B. Eads by Louis How
  8. Here, however, there was a slight hitch – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  9. 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
  10. 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

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