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1. verb To raise a monetary rate or amount. Will we ever get a hike in our salaries around here?
2. noun An increase in money. Will we ever get a salary hike around here?
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.
take a hikeand 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.
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.
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.
take a walkor
take a hikeINFORMAL
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.
take a hikego 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?
take a ˈhike(American English, informal) a rude way of telling somebody to go away: Take a hike, will you?
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.
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.
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 hikeand 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.
take a walkverb
See take a hike
take a hikeSlang
To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.