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Etymology

hyke, uncertain origin[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hike

Plural
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hike ({{{1}}})
  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.

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Verb

Infinitive
to hike

Third person singular
hik

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to hike (third-person singular simple present hik, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To walk along a hiking trail, especially a nature/scenic long walk, usually without overnight camping gear.
  2. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
  3. (American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
  4. (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counter-balance the effects of the wind on the sails.
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to lean to the windward side

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