hike

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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hike (plural hikes)

  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
  4. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher

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hike (third-person singular simple present hikes, present participle hiking, simple past and past participle hiked)

  1. To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.
    Don't forget to bring the map when we go hiking tomorrow.
  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 counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
  5. To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
    She hiked her skirt up.

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hīc.

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hike

  1. here, in this place

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