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Meaning of hitch

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a period of time spent in military service [syn:
           {enlistment}, {hitch}, {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}, {hitch}, {stay}, {stop},
      3: an unforeseen obstacle [syn: {hang-up}, {hitch}, {rub},
      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; a temporary knot
      6: any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome [syn:
         {hindrance}, {hinderance}, {hitch}, {preventive},
         {preventative}, {encumbrance}, {incumbrance}, {interference}]
      7: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
         [syn: {hitch}, {hobble}, {limp}]
      v 1: to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup" [syn:
           {hitch}, {catch}] [ant: {unhitch}]
      2: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old
         woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: {limp},
         {gimp}, {hobble}, {hitch}]
      3: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung
         filly bucked" [syn: {buck}, {jerk}, {hitch}]
      4: travel by getting free rides from motorists [syn:
         {hitchhike}, {hitch}, {thumb}]
      5: connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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