Foreign tourists would often hike up the winding road and camp out in the ruins.
When the CNN host said African-Americans need to hike up their pants and finish school, he had a point, writes David Kaufman.
Besides, he thought I was bringing a boy, who would not mind the hike up the hill!
Yuh gotta get up yer nerve an' hike up there to the brownstone with it.'
Give my job to the little Wheatly girl, and tell her to quit writing poetry, and hike up her dress in the back.
They would all hike up the mountain trail, all save one, and89 see Devil's Pool up there.
The Spindrifters resumed their hike up the main street and came upon a hard-goods store.
Then you hike up to the Syndicate camp an' is thicker'n thieves with the boss.
See what kind of a farm he lives on, and if it's any good we'll hike up there next summer and strip the apple trees.
We got enough money for a month's grub an' ammunition, an' we hike up the Klondike to the back country.
1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.
HIKE, v. to go away. It is generally used in a contemptuous sense. Ex. "Come, hike," i.e. take yourself off; begone. [Rev. Robert Forby, "The Vocabulary of East Anglia," London, 1830]Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.
: The government got a big tax hike
[fr mid-1800s term hike up, ''go or raise up,'' related to hoick of the same meaning, both probably fr the asi dialectal sense ''go, go about'']