A hitch is a type of connection. This word can be used as a noun or as a verb.
A hitch might be found on the back of a vehicle.
- You can hitch (verb) a trailer, a boat, a camper, or anything else to a vehicle that has a hitch. (noun)
- It's very convenient to have a hitch on your car.
- Does your car have a hitch?
A person who tries to get a ride from the side of a highway is called a hitch hiker.
- He's trying to hitch a ride.
- He's a hitch hiker.
- A person who wants to hitch a ride sticks his thumb in the direction he is heading.
When two people get married, sometimes the word "hitch" is used in place of "marry."
- He's getting hitched.
- They're getting hitched.
- When are they getting hitched?
Finally, the word "hitch" is used as part of an expression, without a hitch. If something goes off without a hitch, that means there wasn't any problem.
- The performance went off without a hitch.
- The evening began without a hitch, but later there were a few problems.
- Carol got her car started without a hitch.
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Date of publication: December 13, 2016