American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise.
- v. To rise, especially to rise upward out of place: My coat had hiked up in the back.
- v. To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly: shopkeepers who hiked their prices for the tourist trade.
- v. To pull or raise with a sudden motion; hitch: hiked myself onto the stone wall; hiked up her knee socks.
- v. Football To snap (the ball).
- n. A long walk or march.
- n. An often abrupt increase or rise: a price hike.
- n. Football See snap.
- hike out Nautical To sit facing the sail and lean far backward and over the side of a heeling sailboat in order to counterbalance the heel.
- idiom. take a hike Slang To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrust; push; punch or gore with the horns.
- To toss up and down; swing; jolt.
- To lift out with a sharp instrument; move with a jerk; pull; raise; lift.
- To snatch away; run off with.
- To dismiss peremptorily.
- To move suddenly or hastily; go away; walk off; decamp.
- n. A long walk.
- n. An abrupt increase.
- n. American football The snap of the ball to start a play.
- n. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher
- v. To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.
- v. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
- v. American football To snap the ball to start a play.
- v. nautical To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
- v. To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Dial. or Colloq. To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like.
- v. To raise with a quick movement.
- v. To raise (a price) quickly or significantly in a single step.
- v. (Football) To pass (the ball) from the center to the quarterback at the start of the play; to snap (the ball).
- v. Dial. or Colloq. To hike one's self; specif., to go with exertion or effort; to tramp; to march laboriously.
- v. to take a long walk, especially for pleasure or exercise.
- n. The act of hiking.
- n. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure or exercise; a tramp; a march.
- n. an increase in cost, rate, etc..
- n. the amount a salary is increased.
- n. the amount a salary is increased
- n. an increase in cost
- n. a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
- v. increase.
- v. walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
- From English dialectal hyke ("to walk vigorously"), probably a Northern form of hitch, from Middle English hytchen, hichen, icchen ("to move, jerk, stir"). Cognate with Scots hyke ("to move with a jerk"), German dialectal hicken ("to hobble, walk with a limp"), Danish hinke ("to hop"). More at hick. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This hike is also on those who come to Banyo's itinerary (advance warning!)”
“That Americans are concerned about a rush to what he calls hike taxes on small businesses, cut Medicare benefits, and add trillions of dollars to more government spending and debt.”
“When the lakes are a 2 mile hike from the closest two-track trail a 10 '- 12' solo canoe of kevlar weighing in at under 30 pounds is the best bet.”
“The 93 tax hike is irrelevant to the macro economic history of the age.”
“The unpredictability of a short-term hike could lead Wall Street to downgrade Treasury debt, leading to higher interest rates, Obama said.”
“Initially all goes well, though the days-long hike is strenuous.”
“A 25% hike is significant, but that's what happens when you hold the cost for so long.”
“And this year a 32% fee hike is proposed at the University of California at Berkeley, (a proposal that triggered the current student movement there) while the school pays its football coach $2.8 million a year, and is just completing a $400 million renovation of the football stadium.”
“The hike is gorgeous and only moderately strenuous, as the route is up - and downhill, and takes you through verdant tropical rain forest populated with the odd wild cow.”
“The benign inflation news gives the Federal Reserve more time to keep interest rates at record-low levels to shore up the economy and should ease worries in financial markets that a Fed rate hike is more imminent.”
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words describing slow action or movement
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Very basic words for ESL students.
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Ways of walking, running, skipping, etc. Not included: assisted locomotion (riding, driving, boating). These verbs should more or less fit the paradigm: She _______ (her way) into/out of/through/ar...
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Stuff you take.
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