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Overview of noun hitch

The noun hitch has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) enlistment, hitch, term of enlistment, tour of duty, duty tour, tour

(a period of time spent in military service)

2. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

(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")

3. hang-up, hitch, rub, snag

(an unforeseen obstacle)

4. hitch

(a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls)

5. hitch

(a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot)

6. hindrance, hinderance, hitch, preventive, preventative, encumbrance, incumbrance, interference

(any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome)

7. hitch, hobble, limp

(the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg)


Overview of verb hitch

The verb hitch has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) hitch, catch

(to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup")

2. (1) limp, gimp, hobble, hitch

(walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day")

3. (1) buck, jerk, hitch

(jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked")

4. hitchhike, hitch, thumb

(travel by getting free rides from motorists)

5. hitch

(connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car")

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