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Hitch vs. Hurdle

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  • Hitch (noun)

    A sudden pull.

  • Hitch (noun)

    Any of various knots used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope.

  • Hitch (noun)

    A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.

    "His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat."

  • Hitch (noun)

    A problem, delay or source of difficulty.

    "The banquet went off without a hitch|The banquet went smoothly.|inline=1"

  • Hitch (noun)

    A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.

    "The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch?"

  • Hitch (noun)

    A period of time spent in the military.

    "She served two hitches in Vietnam."

  • Hitch (verb)

    To pull with a jerk.

    "She hitched her jeans up and then tightened her belt."

  • Hitch (verb)

    To attach, tie or fasten.

    "He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping."

  • Hitch (verb)

    To marry oneself to; especially to get hitched.

  • Hitch (verb)

    contraction of hitchhike, to thumb a ride.

    "to hitch a ride"

  • Hitch (verb)

    To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

  • Hitch (verb)

    To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; said of something obstructed or impeded.

  • Hitch (verb)

    To strike the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which athletes or horses jump in a race.

    "He ran in the 100 metres hurdles."

  • Hurdle (noun)

    A perceived obstacle.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    A sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    misspelling of hurtle

  • Hurdle (verb)

    To jump over something while running.

    "He hurdled the bench in his rush to get away."

  • Hurdle (verb)

    To compete in the track and field events of hurdles (e.g. high hurdles).

  • Hurdle (verb)

    To overcome an obstacle.

  • Hurdle (verb)

    To hedge, cover, make, or enclose with hurdles.

  • Hurdle (verb)

    misspelling of hurtle

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Hitch

    To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

  • Hitch

    To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; - said of something obstructed or impeded.

  • Hitch

    To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

  • Hitch

    To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter; hitch your wagon to a star.

  • Hitch

    To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.

  • Hitch (verb)

    To hitchhike; - mostly used in the phrase to hitch a ride; as, he hitched his way home; he hitched a ride home.

  • Hitch (noun)

    A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

  • Hitch (noun)

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

  • Hitch (noun)

    A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.

  • Hitch (noun)

    A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.

  • Hitch (noun)

    A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; - intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.

  • Hitch (noun)

    A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.

  • Hurdle (noun)

    An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.

  • Hurdle

    To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hitch (noun)

    a period of time spent in military service

  • Hitch (noun)

    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"

  • Hitch (noun)

    an unforeseen obstacle

  • Hitch (noun)

    a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls

  • Hitch (noun)

    a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it

  • Hitch (noun)

    any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome

  • Hitch (noun)

    the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

  • Hitch (verb)

    to hook or entangle;

    "One foot caught in the stirrup"

  • Hitch (verb)

    walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury;

    "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

  • Hitch (verb)

    jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched;

    "the yung filly bucked"

  • Hitch (verb)

    travel by getting free rides from motorists

  • Hitch (verb)

    connect to a vehicle:

    "hitch the trailer to the car"

  • Hurdle (noun)

    a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

  • Hurdle (noun)

    an obstacle that you are expected to overcome;

    "the last hurdle before graduation"

  • Hurdle (noun)

    the act of jumping over an obstacle

  • Hurdle (verb)

    jump a hurdle

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