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.

Definitions of hike
  1. verb
    walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
    “We were hiking in Colorado”
    hike the Rockies”
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    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
  2. noun
    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    “she enjoys a hike in her spare time”
    synonyms: hiking, tramp
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    types:
    trudge
    a long difficult walk
    type of:
    walk
    the act of walking somewhere
  3. verb
    increase
    “The landlord hiked up the rents”
    synonyms: boost, hike up
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    type of:
    bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
    raise from a lower to a higher position
  4. noun
    an increase in cost
    synonyms: boost, cost increase, rise
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    type of:
    increase, increment
    the amount by which something increases
  5. noun
    the amount a salary is increased
    “he got a wage hike
    synonyms: raise, rise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase
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    type of:
    increase, increment
    the amount by which something increases
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