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    hike (n), (v)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the words in bold in the following sentences?

    They went on a long hike.

    hike = a walk usually for exercise or pleasure

    University tuition fee hike will hit 100,000 of this year's unlucky students.

    hike (n) = an often abrupt increase or rise/ an increase in cost

    He hiked himself onto the top bunk.

    "The landlord hiked up the rents"

    hike (v) = increase

    hike: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

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    Last edited by vil; 30-Jul-2011 at 06:38.

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    #2

    Re: hike (n), (v)

    All OK except for 'He hiked himself onto the top bunk'.

    'He climbed (up) onto the top bunk.'

    Rover

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    Re: hike (n), (v)

    I think that usage may be fairly acceptable in AmE.

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