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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.
See also: take, walk

take a walk

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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?
See also: hike, take

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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"Train fares will be hiked from January 21 for all passengers, including the AC-1 and AC-2 tier passengers who were affected in early 2012.
Another official confirmed that meeting would not take place as planned as the situation may aggravate if diesel prices were hiked.
SBI has hiked its base rate and BPLR by 0.25 per cent to 8.25 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively.
The import duty on chickpeas, Bengal gram (chana) and masur dal has been increased to 70 percent from 30 percent earlier, while that on lentils has been hiked to 40 percent from 30 percent.
The official warned schools that hefty fines will be levied if fees for any services are hiked. Parents have been urged to report any unapproved fee hikes to the MoE or the Sharjah Education Zone.
Addressing a press conference here, Bansal said that having hiked the railway fares now, the government will not increase the tariff in the budget.
But the bankers, who have hiked their lending rates recently, are not in a mood to effect another rate hike immediately after the RBI's policy rate hike.
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The yearly school bus fee of Dh1,100 for students in the Jebel Ali area for the 2014-15 academic year has now been hiked to Dh2,500, which has to be paid in three instalments.
AIR TRAVEL may become dearer as airlines are contemplating another round of fare hike after state- owned oil firms on Saturday hiked jet fuel price by two per cent on Saturday for the seventh time since October this year.
Cook and AOC hiked resins and gelcoats 3[cent]/lb on May 1 and May 15, respectively.
"Income does not increase every year, so I request the education department not to approve fee hikes for schools that hiked the fees last year."
SBI's hikes are comparatively lower than the rate hikes effected by several other banks, taking cue from the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) which hiked the policy rates -- repo ( at which it lends to banks) rate by 0.25 per cent and reverse repo ( the rate at which RBI pays banks on their overnight deposits) rate by 0.5 per cent -- last month.
But if this order is not withdrawn, school authorities will continuously charge fees and disturb kids who don't pay the hiked fee," added Malhotra.
The fees will be hiked between two to five per cent based on the standards of the quality of education provided.