hike prices (to)

 Increase prices.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • hike — ▪ I. hike hike 1 [haɪk] noun [countable] informal a large increase in prices, taxes, or interest rate S: hike in • The government is proposing massive hikes in taxation …   Financial and business terms

  • hike — [[t]ha͟ɪk[/t]] hikes, hiking, hiked 1) N COUNT A hike is a long walk in the country, especially one that you go on for pleasure. Syn: walk 2) VERB If you hike, you go for a long walk in the country. [V prep/adv] You could hike through the Fish… …   English dictionary

  • hike — [[t]haɪk[/t]] v. hiked, hik•ing, n. 1) to walk or march a great distance, esp. through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, etc 2) to move up or rise out of place or position (often fol. by up): My shirt hikes up if I don t… …   From formal English to slang

  • Hike — Hike, n. 1. The act of hiking. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure or exercise; a tramp; a march. [WordNet sense 1] [PJC] With every hike there s a few laid out with their hands crossed. Scribner s Mag. [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hike — meaning ‘an increase (in prices, wages, etc.)’ is fairly recent (first recorded in 1931) and has spread rapidly from AmE, especially to the informal language of British journalism: • The oil industry is still accommodating itself to its new size… …   Modern English usage

  • hike — [hīk] vi. hiked, hiking [< dial. heik, prob. akin to HITCH] 1. to take a long, vigorous walk; tramp or march, esp. through the country, woods, etc. ☆ 2. to move up out of place vt. 1. Informal to pull or jerk up; hoist [to hike up one s socks… …   English World dictionary

  • hike in prices — index inflation (decrease in value of currency) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Hike — Hike, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hiked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hiking}.] [Cf. {Hitch}.] 1. To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like. [Dial. or Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To raise with a quick movement. [PJC] 3. To raise (a price) quickly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hike — 1 noun (C) 1 a long walk in the mountains or countryside: a hike in the woods 2 especially AmE informal a large increase in prices, wages, taxes etc: a petition against the proposed tax hikes 3 take a hike AmE spoken used to tell someone rudely… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hike — 01. We were [hiking] along the coast when we saw a bear. 02. They [hiked] through the hills for about three hours. 03. There were lots of [hikers] on the trails today. 04. The bank has [hiked] interest rates by almost a full percentage point. 05 …   Grammatical examples in English

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