hop a freight

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hop a freight (third-person singular simple present hops a freight, present participle hopping a freight, simple past and past participle hopped a freight)

  1. To travel as a stowaway aboard a freight train on a railroad.
    • 1915 April, Edward L. Tinker, ““Nevers” for Children”, The Mediator, volume 7, number 4, page 12: 
      Never hop a freight, for nothing quite heals
      The wound received under grinding wheels.

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