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English noun: hitch

1. hitch (time) a period of time spent in military service


Synonymsduty tour, enlistment, term of enlistment, tour, tour of duty


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

2. hitch (state) the state of inactivity following an interruption


SamplesThe negotiations were in arrest.
Held them in check.
During the halt he got some lunch.
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow.
He spent the entire stop in his seat.


Synonymsarrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage


Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity


Narrower (hyponym)countercheck, logjam

3. hitch (cognition) an unforeseen obstacle


Synonymshang-up, rub, snag


Broader (hypernym)obstacle, obstruction

4. hitch (artifact) a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls


Broader (hypernym)connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

5. hitch (artifact) a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot


Broader (hypernym)knot


Narrower (hyponym)becket bend, Blackwall hitch, cat's-paw, rolling hitch, sheet bend, timber hitch, weaver's hitch, weaver's knot

6. hitch (artifact) any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome


Synonymsencumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Narrower (hyponym)clog, speed bump

7. hitch (act) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg


Synonymshobble, limp


Broader (hypernym)gait


English verb: hitch

1. hitch (contact) to hook or entangle


SamplesOne foot caught in the stirrup.


Synonymscatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)snag


Verb groupcatch


Antonymsunhitch

2. hitch (motion) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury


SamplesThe old woman hobbles down to the store every day.


Synonymsgimp, hobble, limp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

3. hitch (motion) jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched


SamplesThe yung filly bucked.


Synonymsbuck, jerk


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

4. hitch (motion) travel by getting free rides from motorists


Synonymshitchhike, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride

5. hitch (contact) connect to a vehicle:


SamplesHitch the trailer to the car.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie









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