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hitch

noun

1 hitch

A period of time spent in military service.

synonyms: duty tour, enlistment, term of enlistment, tour, tour of duty.



2 hitch

The state of inactivity following an interruption.

synonyms: arrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage.

Dutch: stop
Polish: przestój

3 hitch

An unforeseen obstacle.

synonyms: hang-up, rub, snag.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: oneffenheid, onregelmatigheid

4 hitch

A connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls.

Dutch: strop

5 hitch

A knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot.

6 hitch

Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome.

synonyms: encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive.

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

7 hitch

The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.

synonyms: hobble, limp.

verb

1 hitch

To hook or entangle.

synonym: catch.

Roget 214: be pendent etc. adj.; hang, depend, swing, dangle; swag; daggle, flap, trail, flow; beetle.    suspend, ... show more

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

2 hitch

Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury.

synonyms: gimp, hobble, limp.

3 hitch

Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched.

synonyms: buck, jerk.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

4 hitch

Travel by getting free rides from motorists.

synonyms: hitchhike, thumb.

Dutch: liften

5 hitch

Connect to a vehicle:.


Moby thesaurus: acute pain, amble, arrange a match, articulate, attach, barge, batten, batten down, bed, bed down, bite, block, blockade, bob, bolt, boring pain, bottleneck, bowl along, break, bridle ... show more.

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