Pronunciation Noun

hike (plural hikes)

  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
  4. A sharp upward tug to raise something.
    • 2016, Erik Schubach, The Hollow
      She gave a cute hike of her skirt as she spun and almost sauntered down the stairs.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

hike (hikes, present participle hiking; past and past participle hiked)

  1. To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.
    Don't forget to bring the map when we go hiking tomorrow.
  2. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
  3. (American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
  4. (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
  5. To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
    She hiked her skirt up.
  • (to take a long walk) tramp
  • (to lean to the windward side) lean out, sit out
  • French: partir en randonnée, randonner
  • German: wandern
  • Italian: fare un'escursione
  • Portuguese: fazer/dar uma caminhada
  • Russian: броди́ть
  • Russian: задрать цену
  1. Let's go; get moving. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher.

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