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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 ★★½ 2005 (PG-13)

The charming Smith tackles romantic comedy to amiable effect as the title character. Alex “Hitch” Hitchens is a professional dating doctor, the hero of schlubs everywhere. This time his client is shy, hefty accountant Albert (James), who's in love with Allegra (Valletta), a wealthy beauty far out of his league. While Hitch works on Albert, he's also falling for cynical gossip columnist Sara (Mendes) but his every smooth move turns disastrous in her hot babe presence. Everyone pulls their weight and looks like they're having fun. So should the audience. 119m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD . US Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Amber Valletta, Michael Rapaport, Adam Arkin, Kevin James, Julie Ann Emery; D: Andy Tennant; W: Kevin Bisch; C: Andrew Dunn; M: George Fenton.

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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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