—v.i. 1. to walk or march a great distance, esp. through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
2. to move up or rise, as out of place or position (often fol. by up): My shirt hikes up if I don't wear a belt. 3. Naut.to hold oneself outboard on the windward side of a heeling sailboat to reduce the amount of heel.
—v.t. 1. to move, draw, or raise with a jerk (often fol. by up): to hike up one's socks. 2. to increase, often sharply and unexpectedly: to hike the price of milk.
—n. 1. a long walk or march for recreational activity, military training, or the like.
2. an increase or rise, often sharp and unexpected: a hike in wages. 3. take a hike,Slang.to go away because one's company is not desired.