"hikes" in the noun sense
1. hike, hiking, tramp
a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
"she enjoys a hike in her spare time"
2. rise, boost, hike, cost increase
an increase in cost
"they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
3. raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase
the amount a salary is increased
"he got a 3% raise"
"he got a wage hike"
"hikes" in the verb sense
1. hike, hike up, boost
"The landlord hiked up the rents"
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
"We were hiking in Colorado"
"hike the Rockies"
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