"hitch" in the noun sense
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
a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
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
"hitch" in the verb sense
1. hitch, catch
to hook or entangle
"One foot caught in the stirrup"
2. limp, gimp, hobble, hitch
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
"The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
3. 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
connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"
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