how to pronounce hitchhike


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hitchhike is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of hitchhike


  1. To be carried along with something else, for example Genetic Hitchhiking where a gene is propagated because it occurs in conjunction with a favourable mutation, or Cultural Hitchhiking where a cultural trait spreads with a technologically advanced population.
  2. To try to get a ride in a passing vehicle while standing at the side of a road, generally by either sticking out one's finger or thumb or holding a sign with one's stated destination.

hitchhike frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hitchhike occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hitchhike can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hitchhike can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to hitchhike


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