hike

[hahyk]
verb (used without object), hiked, hiking.
1.
to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
2.
to move up or rise, as out of place or position (often followed by up ): My shirt hikes up if I don't wear a belt.
3.
Nautical. to hold oneself outboard on the windward side of a heeling sailboat to reduce the amount of heel.
verb (used with object), hiked, hiking.
4.
to move, draw, or raise with a jerk (often followed by up ): to hike up one's socks.
5.
to increase, often sharply and unexpectedly: to hike the price of milk.
noun
6.
a long walk or march for recreational activity, military training, or the like.
7.
an increase or rise, often sharp and unexpected: a hike in wages.
Idioms
8.
take a hike, Slang. to go away because one's company is not desired.

Origin:
1800–10; perhaps dialectal variant of hitch1

hiker, noun


1. tramp, ramble, trek, trudge, backpack.
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hike (haɪk)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to walk a long way, usually for pleasure or exercise, esp in the country
2.  (usually foll by up) to pull or be pulled; hitch
3.  (tr) to increase (a price)
 
n
4.  a long walk
5.  a rise in prices, wages, etc
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]
 
'hiker
 
n

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Word Origin & History

hike
1809, Eng. dial. hyke "to walk vigorously," of unknown origin. The noun is from 1865. Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in Amer.Eng., and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867.
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Idioms & Phrases

hike

see take a hike.

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hike

in ancient Egyptian religion, the personification of one of the attributes of the creator god Re-Atum; the term is usually translated as "magic," or "magical power," though its exact meaning pertains to cult practice as well. Heka was believed to accompany Re in his solar boat on its daily trip across the heavens; it could also be given to and used by common men. The Egyptians believed that heka was the primordial force present at the creation of the world, that it could be summoned up during the observance of religious ritual, and that its chief function was the preservation of the natural world order

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Example sentences
One study suggested people learned better after a nature walk than a city hike,
  a proposition for which plenty of evidence exists.
Everyone attending the walk should be aware of the demanding nature of this
  hike and be properly equipped.
The hike is a steep climb up the side of a volcanic cone.
The scare propaganda gets weaker with each yearly double-digit premium hike.
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