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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)attach

Narrower (hyponym)snag

Verb groupcatch


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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