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  • n  a period of time spent in military service
  • n  the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • n  an unforeseen obstacle
  • n  a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls
  • n  a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; a temporary knot
  • n  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • n  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  • v  to hook or entangle
  • v  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  • v  jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
  • v  travel by getting free rides from motorists
  • v  connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"

  • Does the hitch in McVeigh's execution point to deeper FBI problems? The confessed bomber may get what he is due in the end, but he may also have met one of his goals.
  • With her scarlet fingernails, Mama San pinches her plunging black V-neck sweater by the shoulder pads, hitches up her matronly bosom and smooths the sweater over her belly.
  • It all came off without a hitch: the perfect crime of the century.
News & Articles

  • Spearman's Willimon wins Hitch golf tourney
    Spearman's Connor Willimon shot a 152 over two days to claim the boys division of the 42nd Annual Jim Hitch Memorial Golf Championship at Sunset Hills Golf Course in Guymon, Okla.
    June 14, 2013 - Amarillo Globe-News
  • Woman encounters hitch in hitching ride with police
    A woman trying to hitch a ride from the 2200 block of East Dorothy Lane to The Greene chose the wrong person to ask. She tried a police officer, who offered to ferry her, but first wanted to run her Social Security number. It came back attached to a warrant from Huber Heights for no operating license. So instead of going to The Greene, the woman was given a ride to the Kettering City Jail, then ...
    June 13, 2013 - WHIO-TV 7 Dayton
  • WoodMaxx Offers Three Point Hitch Backhoes for Easier Use
    Akron, NY -- WoodMaxx offers easy to use, durable three point hitch backhoes. Choose from three models: the six foot WM-6600, the seven foot WM-7600, and the eight foot WM-8600. Each model offers different ...
    June 12, 2013 - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Tiger Wood in Bloomberg
    The perfect scenario is I come back without a hitch and play a full schedule,said Woods, who took part in 16 PGA Tour events in 2007 and 15 in 2006. "At this point, especially with the baby coming, I'm taking it tournament to tournament....
  • Steve Nash in ESPN
    This is what we all hoped for, and it came through,Nash said. "Everyone I think would have been thrilled if there were 75,000 or 80,000 people. To have 108,000 people, for it to be an entertaining game, for it to go without a hitch .........
  • Condoleezza Rice in USA Today
    We are hopeful that the Olympic games will come off without a hitch,Rice said, adding that Chinese authorities should make good on promises to "showcase not just the Olympics but an attitude of openness and tolerance."

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