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HITCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hitch mean? 

HITCH (noun)
  The noun HITCH has 7 senses:

1. a period of time spent in military service
2. the state of inactivity following an interruption
3. an unforeseen obstacle
4. a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
5. a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it
6. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
7. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

  Familiarity information: HITCH used as a noun is common.


HITCH (verb)
  The verb HITCH has 5 senses:

1. to hook or entangle
2. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
3. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
4. travel by getting free rides from motorists
5. connect to a vehicle:

  Familiarity information: HITCH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HITCH (noun)


Sense 1hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period of time spent in military service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

tour of duty; term of enlistment; hitch; enlistment; duty tour; tour

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


Sense 2hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of inactivity following an interruption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

stoppage; halt; arrest; hitch; stay; stop; check

Context examples:

the negotiations were in arrest / held them in check / during the halt he got some lunch / the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow / he spent the entire stop in his seat

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

inaction; inactiveness; inactivity (the state of being inactive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hitch"):

countercheck (a check that restrains another check)

logjam (any stoppage attributable to unusual activity)


Sense 3hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unforeseen obstacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

rub; hang-up; hitch; snag

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

obstacle; obstruction (something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted)


Sense 4hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

connecter; connection; connective; connector; connexion (an instrumentality that connects)


Sense 5hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

knot (any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hitch"):

timber hitch (a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch)

becket bend; sheet bend; weaver's hitch; weaver's knot (a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye))

rolling hitch (a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope)

cat's-paw (a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked)

Blackwall hitch (a simple hitch used for temporarily attaching a line to a hook)


Sense 6hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

preventive; preventative; hindrance; hinderance; incumbrance; encumbrance; interference; hitch

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

impediment; impedimenta; obstructer; obstruction; obstructor (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hitch"):

clog (any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction)

speed bump (a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway)


Sense 7hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

limp; hobble; hitch

Hypernyms ("hitch" is a kind of...):

gait (a person's manner of walking)


HITCH (verb)


Sense 1hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To hook or entangle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hitch; catch

Context example:

One foot caught in the stirrup

Hypernyms (to "hitch" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hitch"):

snag (catch on a snag)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

unhitch (unfasten or release from or as if from a hitch)


Sense 2hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

limp; hobble; gimp; hitch

Context example:

The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

Hypernyms (to "hitch" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hitch; buck; jerk

Context example:

the yung filly bucked

Hypernyms (to "hitch" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 4hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel by getting free rides from motorists

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hitchhike; thumb; hitch

Hypernyms (to "hitch" is one way to...):

ride (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5hitch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Connect to a vehicle:

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

hitch the trailer to the car

Hypernyms (to "hitch" is one way to...):

connect; link; link up; tie (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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