hike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hike walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise "We were hiking in Colorado","hike the Rockies"
    • v hike increase "The landlord hiked up the rents"
    • n hike a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"
    • n hike the amount a salary is increased "he got a 3% raise","he got a wage hike"
    • n hike an increase in cost "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hike A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure or exercise; a tramp; a march. "With every hike there's a few laid out with their hands crossed."
    • Hike an increase in cost, rate, etc.; as, there was a dramatic hike in gasoline prices; a hike in the interest rates.
    • Hike The act of hiking.
    • Hike the amount a salary is increased; as, he got a wage hike .
    • Hike To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like.
    • Hike (Football) To pass (the ball) from the center to the quarterback at the start of the play; to snapthe ball).
    • Hike To raise (a price) quickly or significantly in a single step.
    • Hike To raise with a quick movement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hike To thrust; push; punch or gore with the horns.
    • hike To toss up and down; swing; jolt.
    • hike To lift out with a sharp instrument; move with a jerk; pull; raise; lift.
    • hike To snatch away; run off with.
    • hike To dismiss peremptorily.
    • hike To move suddenly or hastily; go away; walk off; decamp.
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Quotations

  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss
    “My worst fear is that I'll end up living in some run-down duplex on Wilshire wearing pants hiked up to my nipples and muttering under my breath.”

Idioms

Take a hike - This is a way of telling someone to get out.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Hitch

Usage

In literature:

When Burke sent me to his room he had lit out, taken a swift hike into the hills.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
I got wise to what it'd be like, so I hiked up here early.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
An' he's clear hiked to the edges of Chiny.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
By this time the boys of the Silver Fox Patrol have learned through experience how to rough it upon a long hike.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
I'm expecting some more boys on in a few days, and then we'll hike for the Southland and see what sort of shape I can pound you into.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
Then, on the fourth morning, Lieutenant Algy was ordered out to take A Company on a twenty-mile hike over rough country.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
I got to hike over to the next post.
"Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Henry Fisk Carlton
We seldom take hikes of less than twenty miles.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Camp and hike as often as possible.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
His robes were hiked up and his skinny, bare legs gleamed in the faint moonlight.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

What kind of soap does London like?
Does Robert Chambers ever "hike"?
Or did he ever? Or, if not,
Does he like cabbage, cheese, or what?
"Reasonable Interest" by Ellis Parker Butler
When I hiked up to Craigie Hill
And looked to the east and west;
“In all the world” I said to myself,
“My home lands are the best.”
"Patriotism" by William Soutar
When Princess Pats charge down the pike,
And put the Germans on the hike,
We shout,--"Hooray for Canaday!
The world has never seen our like."
"The Canadian Way" by Abner Cosens
When I hiked up to Craigie Hill
And from the heights looked down;
“There is no place” I said to myself,
“More fine than our small town.”
"Patriotism" by William Soutar
And then his bark was stilled to a sigh
He flopped upon the floor;
But such a soft old mug am I
I threw awide the door;
So gaily, though the wind was high
We hiked across the moor.
"My Dog's My Boss" by Robert W Service
If you want to pick flowers, you have to hike.
Climbing up, don't worry about your weary bones.
Pluck the low branches, pull down the high.
Enjoy alike the spent blossoms, the tight buds.
"Picking Flowers" by Ho Xuan Huong

In news:

Dutch oven cooking is all about the outdoors — smoke from the cooking fire, aromas the lead you back to your campsite after a hard day of hiking or fishing and an open sky with stars for your night light.
Most provide some sort of nature experience, anything from a hike in a remote area to a snorkeling cruise circling an offshore reef.
Proposed Ten Percent Hike Comes With Controversy by SEAN BOONE.
Job-killing regulations are hiking your electric bill Commentary Tom Smith.
But we found him hiking up a steep mountain.
ADA lawsuits questioned after serial plaintiff claiming emphysema caught on tape hiking.
Isolated and stunningly beautiful, the Enchanted Valley is a long hike worth the trek for every serious hiker in the Olympics.
MANY SUMMER activities such as fishing, hiking and can be found right here in the Ohio Valley.
MAYVILLE — Lawmakers on Wednesday, Aug 22 unanimously passed a motion of support against a toll hike plan on the New York State Thruway.
Lawmakers on Wednesday, Aug 22 unanimously passed a motion of support against a toll hike plan on the New York State Thruway.
NEVERSINK SUPERVISOR GEORGIANNA Lepke makes several points Wednesday in front of a crowd of town residents upset about a huge hike in county taxes.
Hiking and Biking at Bernheim.
Thruway Authority seeks toll hike as the historic waterway continues to drain money from its coffers.
Early gains evaporate on Wall Street as investors worry again about looming tax hikes.
Rapid growth in the Russian exhibition sector is driving a massive hike in admissions, according to U.K.-based Dodona Research.
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In science:

In a technology-based strategy has been proposed to reduce the problems due to price hikes, through the application of RAID-like techniques (Redundant Array of Independent Disks ).
Pricing of insurance policies against cloud storage price rises
Let me make a disclaimer in what follows. I am not an expert in any of the areas I was asked to summarise and so I submit these concluding remarks only as someone who tried to listen carefully to most talks, dutifully avoiding the lunchtime mountain hikes to make sense of what I heard3 .
Conference Summary
Moreover, this invisible mirror world can coexist with our world in the same space. I recall a weekend hike with Igor Kobzarev in a forest near Moscow, when I suddenly “saw” an invisible mirror train silently crossing a clearing.
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
The afternoons consisted of problem sessions, apart from Wednesday which was reserved for the traditional hike to St.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The Black Hills offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, boating, trout fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking (including on the 114 mile long Mickelson Trail): this is the main reason for the area’s strong tourism industry.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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