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Definition 1: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 2: a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot - [noun denoting artifact]

(hitch is a kind of ...) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

(... is a kind of hitch ) a simple hitch used for temporarily attaching a line to a hook

(... is a kind of hitch ) a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

(... is a kind of hitch ) a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope

(... is a kind of hitch ) a hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)

(... is a kind of hitch ) a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch

Definition 3: a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls - [noun denoting artifact]

(hitch is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

Definition 4: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of hitch ) any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

(... is a kind of hitch ) a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway

Definition 5: an unforeseen obstacle - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

Definition 6: the state of inactivity following an interruption - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the negotiations were in arrest
  • held them in check
  • during the halt he got some lunch
  • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
  • he spent the entire stop in his seat

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of hitch ) a check that restrains another check

(... is a kind of hitch ) any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

"the legislation ran into a logjam"

Definition 7: a period of time spent in military service - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

Definition 8: to hook or entangle - [verb of contact]

Samples where hitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • One foot caught in the stirrup

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of hitch ) catch on a snag

"I snagged my stocking"

(hitch has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled

"I caught the hem of my dress in the brambles"

Definition 9: connect to a vehicle: - [verb of contact]

Samples where hitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hitch the trailer to the car

(hitch is a kind of ...) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"

Definition 10: travel by getting free rides from motorists - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Definition 11: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury - [verb of motion]

Samples where hitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 12: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched - [verb of motion]

Samples where hitch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the yung filly bucked

Synonyms for hitch in the sense of this definition

(hitch is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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