hike

To hike is to walk a long way at a leisurely pace. You might love to hike in the woods on weekends.

When you hike, you walk for pleasure, often in a wooded or hilly area. The trip itself is also a hike, whether you hike the Appalachian Trail or climb a local hill. Another meaning of hike is "to increase," as when the library decides to hike the fees for late books. Hike has been around since the 1800's, when it was spelled hyke, but its origin is uncertain. The "walk vigorously" meaning is older than the "raise or increase" meaning.

Primary Meanings of hike

1.
vn
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
2.
vn
increase
an increase in cost
Full Definitions of hike
1

v walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

“We were hiking in Colorado”
hike the Rockies”
Types:
tramp
travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition
backpack, pack
hike with a backpack
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

n a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

“she enjoys a hike in her spare time”
Synonyms:
hiking, tramp
Types:
trudge
a long difficult walk
Type of:
walk
the act of walking somewhere
2

v increase

“The landlord hiked up the rents”
Synonyms:
boost, hike up
Type of:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position

n an increase in cost

Synonyms:
boost, cost increase, rise
Type of:
increase, increment
the amount by which something increases

n the amount a salary is increased

“he got a wage hike
Synonyms:
raise, rise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase
Type of:
increase, increment
the amount by which something increases