(noun, verb)


1. a period of time spent in military service

Similar word(s): enlistment, tour

Definition categories: time, period

2. the state of inactivity following an interruption

Similar word(s): arrest, check, halt, stay, stop, stoppage

Definition categories: state, inaction, inactivity

3. an unforeseen obstacle

Similar word(s): rub, snag

Definition categories: thought, obstacle, obstruction

4. a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

Definition categories: man–made, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

5. a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot

Definition categories: man–made, knot

6. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

Similar word(s): encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive

Definition categories: man–made, impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor

7. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

Similar word(s): hobble, limp

Definition categories: act, gait

Sentences with hitch as a noun:

- His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.

- The banquet went off without a hitch. (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)

- The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?

- She served two hitches in Vietnam.



1. to hook or entangle

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: contact, attach

2. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

Similar word(s): gimp, hobble, limp

Definition categories: motion, walk

3. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

Similar word(s): buck, jerk

Definition categories: motion, move

4. travel by getting free rides from motorists

Similar word(s): hitchhike, thumb

Definition categories: motion, ride

5. connect to a vehicle:

- hitch the trailer to the car

Definition categories: contact, connect, link, tie

Sentences with hitch as a verb:

- She hitched her jeans up and then tightened her belt.

- He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping.

- to hitch a ride