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hitch

 (hĭch)
v. hitched, hitch·ing, hitch·es
v.tr.
1. To fasten, connect, or attach: hitched the horses to the sleigh.
2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking: hitch up one's pants.
3. Informal To get (a ride) by hitchhiking: hitched a ride to the rally.
4. Slang To marry: They got hitched last month.
v.intr.
1.
a. To move jerkily: "She hitched forward to make room for me on the seat" (Paul Theroux).
b. To move or walk haltingly: He hitched along on his painful ankle.
2. Informal To hitchhike.
n.
1. Any of various knots used to secure a line to another object such as a post or ring.
2. A device used to connect one thing to another: a trailer hitch.
3. A short jerking motion; a tug: answered with a hitch of her head.
4. A hobble or limp: a hitch in his step.
5. An impediment or a delay: a hitch in our plans.
6. A term of service, especially of military service.
7. Informal A free ride obtained along a road.

[Probably from Middle English hytchen, icchen, to move, jerk.]

hitch′er n.
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hitcher

n (esp Brit inf) → Anhalter(in) m(f), → Tramper(in) m(f)
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He got the hitcher instead, and reached over, and drew in the end of the tow-line; and they made a loop in it, and put it over their mast, and then they tidied up the sculls, and went and sat down in the stern, and lit their pipes.
The Hitcher star says the hilarious scripts persuaded him to take the part.
And one of her co-stars is film star Rutger Hauer, of Blade Runner and The Hitcher fame.
YOUNG hitcher Jack and drifter Veronique accept a lift from an eccentric local in rural France.
The Hitcher and Blade Runner film star made his English language debut in the 1975 British movie The Wilby Conspiracy and director Ridley Scott cast him as android replicant Roy Batty in 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner without actually meeting him first.
The Hitcher and Blade Runner film star made his English language debut in the 1975 British movie, The Wilby Conspiracy, and director Ridley Scott cast him as android replicant Roy Baty in 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner without actually meeting him first.
Leatherface, the Hitcher, Old Man, and Grandpa were the vague names given to the Sawyer family in the first movie; the name Sawyer was given to them in the sequel.
27 (ANI): Millionaire football star Carlos Tevez is nicknamed the Hitcher because he takes lifts from his Manchester United teammates.
When the retreat happens to be Camp Crystal Lake, the psychopath is Jason Voorhees and the new camp owners are money-grabbing film makers who have already revamped The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Hitcher, the odds don't look good.
When the retreat happens to be Camp Crystal Lake, the psychopath is Jason Voorhees and the new camp owners are money-grabbing filmmakers who have already revamped The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Hitcher, the odds don't look good.
By then they've picked up underage hitcher Lara (Sophie Rogall), who's got her own problems.