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v. hiked, hik·ing, hikes
1. To go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise, especially in a natural setting.
2. To rise, especially to rise upward out of place: My coat had hiked up in the back.
1. To travel over on foot for pleasure or exercise: hiked the Appalachian Trail.
2. To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly: shopkeepers who hiked their prices for the tourist trade.
3. To pull or raise with a sudden motion; hitch: hiked myself onto the stone wall; hiked up her knee socks.
4. Football To snap (the ball).
1. A long walk or march: went for a hike to the lake.
2. An often abrupt increase or rise: a price hike.
3. Football See snap.
hike out NauticalIdiom:
To sit and lean backward or be suspended beyond the high side of a heeling sailboat in order to counterbalance the heel.
take a hike Slang
To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.
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(Nautical Terms) (intr, adverb) nautical US and Canadian to lean backwards over the side of a light sailing boat in order to carry the centre of gravity as far to windward as possible to reduce heeling. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): sit out
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