hike / hīk/ • n. 1. a long walk, esp. in the country or wilderness. ∎ inf. a long distance. 2. a sharp increase, esp. in price: fears of a hike in interest rates. 3. Football a snap: he takes the hike, drops back, and fakes to his right. • v. 1. [intr.] walk for a long distance, esp. across country or in the woods: we planned to hike another mile up a steep trail. | [as n.] (hiking) she enjoys hiking and climbing in her spare time. 2. [tr.] pull or lift up (something, esp. clothing): he hiked up his sweatpants and marched to the door. ∎ increase (something, esp. a price) sharply: some of the local merchants hiked the price of goods. 3. Football snap (a football). PHRASES: take a hike [usu. in imper.] inf. go away (used as an expression of irritation or annoyance).DERIVATIVES: hik·er n.
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