Hike

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English

Noun

Hike (plural Hikes)
  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
  4. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher

Verb

Hike (third-person singular simple present Hikes, present participle hiking, simple past and past participle hiked)

  1. To walk along a hiking trail, especially a nature/scenic long walk, usually without overnight camping gear.
  2. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
  3. (American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
  4. (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counter-balance the effects of the wind on the sails.
  5. To pull up or tug upwards sharply.

Thesaurus

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Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪk

Synonyms

to lean to the windward side

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