verb (used without object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
verb (used with object), hitchhiked, hitchhiking.
to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.

1920–25, Americanism; hitch1 + hike

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

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Example sentences
The superstar and the hitchhiker were immediately attracted to each other.
Two unhappily married couples take a boat trip, which turns into a nightmare after a sinister hitchhiker takes command.
Afterwards, while driving to spend some time at his country estate, they pick up a hitchhiker.
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