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hike

1. verb To raise a monetary rate or amount. I wish management would hike our salaries, at least a little bit.
2. noun An increase in money. Will we ever get a salary hike around here?

take a hike

1. Literally, to go on a hike. I'd love to take a hike while we're up in the mountains. Janet is taking a hike in the woods with the kids.
2. By extension, to get out of here; to go away; to get lost. Usually used as an imperative. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just take a hike and leave me alone! Take a hike, Jerry! I'm sick of your foolishness.
See also: hike, take

take a walk

1. Literally, to go on a walk. I'd love to take a long walk while we're up in the mountains. Janet is taking a walk in the woods with the kids.
2. By extension, to get out of here; to go away; to get lost. Usually used as an imperative. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just take a walk and leave me alone! Take a walk, Jerry! I'm sick of your foolishness.
See also: take, walk

hike up

1. To increase the amount of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hike" and "up." I can't believe she hiked up her prices again. She's charging way more than I want to pay for a haircut.
2. To pull something up, usually an article of clothing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hike" and "up." These pants must be too big now because I constantly have to hike them up.
See also: hike, up

hike (something) up

to raise something, such as prices, interest rates, a skirt, pants legs, etc. The grocery store is always hiking prices up. She hiked up her skirt so she could wade across the creek.
See also: hike, up

take a hike

 and take a walk 
1. Fig. to go on a hike; to do hiking. It's a beautiful day. Let's take a hike in the woods, We took a hike through the forest to visit John's cabin.
2. Fig. to leave; to beat it. Okay, I've had it with you. Take a hike! Beat it! I had enough of the boss and the whole place, so I cleaned out my desk and took a walk.
3. Go to take a walk.
See also: hike, take

take a hike

Go hiking; also, go away. For example, We asked Jim to take a hike with us but he didn't want to, or I've had enough of you-take a hike! The latter usage is a slangy imperative. Also see take a walk.
See also: hike, take

take a walk

Leave abruptly, walk out. For example, If she's rude again I'm just going to take a walk, or The director would not put up with tantrums and ordered the young actress to take a walk . [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see take a hike.
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take a walk

or

take a hike

INFORMAL
If someone tells you to take a walk or to take a hike, they are telling you very forcefully or angrily to go away or to stop interfering. Some of my female colleagues on the paper asked the editor not to publish my article. I'm pleased to report, he told them to take a walk. Anyone who complains about it can take a hike.
See also: take, walk

take a hike

go away (used as an expression of irritation or annoyance). informal
1998 Dennis Danvers Circuit of Heaven I'm going to bed now. Why don't you take a hike?
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take a ˈhike

(American English, informal) a rude way of telling somebody to go away: Take a hike, will you?
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take a ˈwalk

(informal, especially American English) used to tell somebody to go away when you are angry with them: She told him to take a walk.
See also: take, walk

hike up

v.
1. To pull up or raise something with a sudden motion, especially a piece of clothing: He hiked up his pants when we crossed the stream. She hiked her skirt up so it wouldn't get wet.
2. To raise or increase something in amount, especially abruptly: Vendors hiked up prices at the end of summer. The contractor hiked up the estimate of the amount of days needed to build the garage.
See also: hike, up

hike

1. n. a monetary increase. Another hike in the electric rates takes place this spring.
2. tv. to increase an amount of money. I wanted them to hike my salary, but they refused.

take a hike

and take a walk
tv. to leave; to beat it. I had enough of the boss and the whole place, so I cleaned out my desk and took a walk. Get out! It’s time for you to take a walk.
See also: hike, take

take a walk

verb
See also: take, walk

take a hike

Slang
To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.
See also: hike, take
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Others such as General Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motors had also hinted at hike in car prices from June onwards.
Auto financing sources also said financiers like Kotak and HDFC offer fixed rates so the slabs inch up with every successive RBI hike.
In March, the MOEA turned down a similar 3% pay hike plan proposed by the company's management, since there was not pay hike plan for public functionaries and employees of other state enterprises, such as CPC Taiwan and Taiwan Power.
Hike the trails through the meadow and view the 200-acre beaver pond with live wildlife.
A hike selection chart provides info on the round-trip distance, elevation gain, hike highlights and best season to go.
BAT Japan, under the wing of the British American Tobacco group, aims to hike the prices of all 64 brands it sells here.
The tone is occasionally boring; the authors' biographies suggest they are out-of-towners though I later learned they live locally and walked every hike in the book.
You may find a few things there to start your first hike.
Polypropylene prices had risen a total of around 7 cents/lb by mid-February as a result of the December hike of 3 cents to 4 cents/lb and the January increase of 3 cents/lb.
CA sent comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in May on a petition by "environmental" groups calling for a unilateral hike in fuel emissions standards, which are a de facto hike in fuel economy standards.
Answers: Poe drank four liters of water and three liters of grape juice, drinking a total of seven liters of liquid during his hike.
A hike can be more than just a walk through the woods when campers are encouraged to appreciate and understand the wonders of nature.
Called NDI Step by Step, the hike benefited the National Dance Institute, which d'Amboise founded in 1976 to educate American kids about dance.
Hike from wetlands through forests at this 150-acre park in central Bellevue.