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Definition of Hitch


  1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
  2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
  3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
  4. 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.
  5. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
  6. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
  7. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
  10. 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.
  11. A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

Hitch Quotations

Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Josh Billings

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

I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.
James Stewart

My favourite movie right now is probably 'Hitch', a Will Smith thing.
Chris Moneymaker
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Hitch Translations

hitch in German is Ruck, Knoten
hitch in Norwegian is hindring, stikk, vanskelighet
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