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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hitch /ˈhɪʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hitched p. pr. & vb. n. Hitching.]
 1. To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter; hitch your wagon to a star.
 2. To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
 To hitch up. (a) To fasten up. (b) To pull or raise with a jerk; as, a sailor hitches up his trousers. (c) To attach, as a horse, to a vehicle; as, hitch up the gray mare. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hitch v. t.
 1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
    Atoms . . . which at length hitched together.   --South.
 2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
    Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme.   --Pope.
    To ease themselves . . . by hitching into another place.   --Fuller.
 3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere. [Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hitch, n.
 1. A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
 2. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
 3. A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.
 4. A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
 5. Naut. A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.
 6. Geol. A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a period of time spent in military service [syn: enlistment,
            term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour, tour]
      2: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the
         negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check";
         "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay
         enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop
         in his seat" [syn: arrest, check, halt, stay, stop,
      3: an unforeseen obstacle [syn: hang-up, rub, snag]
      4: a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
      5: a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that
         holds it
      6: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn: hindrance,
          preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance,
      7: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured
         leg [syn: hobble, limp]
      v 1: to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup" [syn:
           catch] [ant: unhitch]
      2: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old
         woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: limp, hobble]
      3: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung
         filly bucked" [syn: buck, jerk]
      4: travel by getting free rides from motorists [syn: hitchhike,
      5: connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"