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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

to leave take a walk He told them, politely but firmly, to take a hike.
Usage notes: sometimes used as an order: I don't want to hear your excuses, Grady – just take a hike.
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Take a hike/walk!

  (American informal)
an impolite way of telling someone to go away The guy kept pestering her, and finally she told him to take a hike.
See also: 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

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 hike

Slang
To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.
See also: hike, take
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As we hiked along the canyon bottom, a pink-hued Grand Canyon rattlesnake suddenly chattered to life, coiling alongside the trail not 3 feet from where my wife's next step was to be.
A family near us marveled at this view, and one member was overheard saying, ``Mom was talking to a guy last night who hiked all the way down there and out the other side.
The bank has hiked the base rate and BPLR marginally now, based on the rise in its cost of funds over the last six months.
The territory hiked reflects local land ownership patterns.
Although Robinson is most associated with the San Gabriels, he has hiked many of the prime backcountry in North America.
A graduate of USC in 1951, Robinson has hiked one day a week for more than 30 years.
I'm hoping they do even more trails,'' said Kevin Mokracek, who has hiked the trail several times since it was finished a month ago.
She has hiked the local hills for more than 15 years.
I have hiked from the North Rim to the South Rim, along the Kaibab Trail and over various shorter pathways.
Some of his later feats are legendary: He routinely hiked 40 miles a day when he was off work.
He hiked down from the High Sierra to Whitney Portal, caught a bus in Lone Pine and traveled to Northern California, where he resumed his trek north.
Many of the hikers, ages 20 to 70, had hiked these backwoods before but found the guide's historical background helpful.
We hiked to Gallegos Point, an overlook where we could see down to the Urique River in the bottom of Urique Canyon, one of the few places in the area where there is a view all the way down.
Benti recently hiked in Sandstone Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains with her husband, Andy Zdon, and their dogs (pictured).