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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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Shasta Book by Andy Selters and Michael Zanger (Wilderness Press) is an excellent guide to the mountain and includes a topo map with the major climbing and hiking routes.
Organized in 1956, KTA is an umbrella organization consisting of almost 60 hiking and outdoor organizations in and around Pennsylvania, representing some 1,400 members.
Each offers the incomparable choice of the Pacific Ocean on one side and miles of hiking and biking trails on the other side.
Organized in 1956, KTA is an umbrella organization consisting of nearly 60 hiking and outdoor organizations in and around Pennsylvania, representing nearly 1,400 members.
And hiking isn't age-limited either; toddlers and octogenarians can find trails that match their individual capabilities.
The Santa Barbara trip includes six-nights' lodging and five-and-a-half days of hiking from 7 to 9 miles each day.
A quart of water for every hour you're hiking is a good measure.
Dunn noted that outdoor recreation such as hiking invigorate citizens and communities, creating jobs that pay, encouraging healthy lifestyles and promoting environmental stewardship.
He is an avid hiker and camper and spent last year hiking the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Henderson's fondness for hiking can be traced to her growing up in a Portland family that spent most of its vacations hiking or backpacking in the Mount Hood Wilderness Area.
The warm days of summer are here; now is the time to dust off your kayak, lube your bike, take the cobwebs out of your canoe, waterproof your hiking boots, and squeeze your feet back into those climbing shoes.
The two main activities in the park are hiking and boating.
In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking The Appalachian Trail At 60 is the personal story of sixty-year-old Leslie Mass and her grueling 2,000-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.
Topics include what to take, who to take (if anyone), trails and terrain, staying safe, great long and short hikes in the US and Europe, and hiking vacations.
Plenty of hiking options are covered from short to long, hikes for kids and dogs, birders, historic hikes: just about any type needed.