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hitchhike

[hich-hahyk]
verb (used without object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
1.
to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
verb (used with object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
2.
to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
noun
3.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; hitch1 + hike

hitchhiker, noun
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hitchhike (ˈhɪtʃˌhaɪk)
 
vb
(intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
 
'hitchhiker
 
n

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