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Hitch


HITCH, verb transitive To hook; to catch by a hook; as, to hitch a bridle.

1. To fasten by hitching; as, to hitch a horse by a bridle, or to hitch him to a post.

HITCH, noun A catch; any thing that holds, as a hook; an impediment.

1. The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.

2. In seamen's language, a knot or noose in a rope for fastening it to a ring or other object; as a clove hitch; a timber hitch etc.

3. A stop or sudden halt in walking or moving.