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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIKE

Poked an old Civil War pistol out of the window and told me to hike.

"Hike out the foot-boards; they slide in them grooves," said Dan.

We don't know ourselves just how far we expect to hike this afternoon.

The hike was started and continued for three miles, so did the rain.

Nothing to do but hike in a marsuit or sun oneself under a dome.

He told us we had a long night drive ahead of us, and had better be on the hike.

We chucked away mos' every last thing on that hike but canteens an' rifles.

After starting, do not drink anything until the end of the hike.

"Get ready to hike," ordered Dick Crawford, as he reached the Scouts.

Verny, do you know of any places one might choose for an objective on a hike?

WORD ORIGIN

1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.

Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.

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