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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HITCH

Now, constable, do you want to hitch the other end of that arrangement on my wrist?

There had been a hitch at her last funeral, but she had been only an assistant there.

Then they had gathered around to hitch rides, and had been in control ever since.

Friendship reigned without a hitch from one end of the feast to the other.

I expect he's all right, and there's been some hitch in getting the news through.

You step into the store and ask Ras to hitch up and drive you back to the Centre.

Ay,” says he, with a hitch of his wooden leg; “but I needs un.

Then follows his explanation of the "hitch," which necessitates a comparison with the other arts.

Then hitch them up as fast as you like, and put a good stock of feed in, while we go and get ready.

After a while they came to the logs and began to hitch them to the horses.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., probably from Middle English icchen "to move as with a jerk, to stir" (c.1200). It lacks cognates in other languages. The connection with icchen may be in notion of "hitching up" pants or boots with a jerking motion. Sense of "become fastened," especially by a hook, first recorded 1570s, originally nautical. Meaning "to marry" is from 1844 (to hitch horses together "get along well," especially of married couples, is from 1837, American English). Short for hitchhike (v.) by 1931. Related: Hitched; hitching.

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