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hitch / hich/ • v. 1. [tr.] move (something) into a different position with a jerk: she hitched the blanket around him he hitched his pants up. 2. [intr.] inf. travel by hitchhiking. ∎  [tr.] obtain (a ride) by hitchhiking. 3. [tr.] fasten or tether with a rope: he returned to where he had hitched his horse. ∎  harness (a draft animal or team): Thomas hitched the pony to his cart. • n. 1. a temporary interruption or problem: everything went without a hitch. 2. a knot used for fastening a rope to another rope or something else. ∎  a device for attaching one thing to another, esp. the tow bar of a motor vehicle: a trailer hitch. 3. inf. an act of hitchhiking. 4. inf. a period of service: his 12-year hitch in the navy. PHRASES: get hitched inf. marry. hitch one's wagon to a star try to succeed by forming a relationship with someone who is already successful.

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hitch
A. move jerkily XV;

B. catch with a hoop, loop, etc. XVII. of uncert. orig.
Hence as sb. XVII.

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