A long walk.
An abrupt increase.
(American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher
- The tenants were not happy with the rent hike .
To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.
To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
(American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
(nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
- Don't forget to bring the map when we go hiking tomorrow.
- She hiked her skirt up.
* (to lean to the windward side) lean out, sit out
* take a hike
(informal) A microphone.
* 1970, Theodore Sturgeon and Edward H. Waldo, "The Pod in the Barrier", in A Touch of Strange , Ayer Publishing, ISBN 0836935225, page 28,
* 1981, John Swaigen, How to Fight for What’s Right: The Guide to Public Interest Law , James Lorimer & Company, ISBN 0888624220, pages 118–119,
- "Then I say to the recording, for the record," I barked, right into the mike , "[…]"
* 2007, John Sellers, Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743277082, page 85,
- Obviously, one must watch what one says in the vicinity of a microphone. More than one person has made a “private” statement in the presence of an open mike .
- When the haggard bartender informed us that there would be an open-mike event later in the evening, I got my first sense that not everyone in Manchester cared about the music the city has produced.
To microphone; to place one or more microphones () on.
* 1994 September, Jim Gaines, transcribed in Alan di Perna, "Step Lively: Recalling the recording process of SRV’s IN STEP with album producer Jim Gaines", in Guitar World Magazine'', reprinted in ''Guitar World Presents Stevie Ray Vaughan: Stevie Ray In His Own Words , Hal Leonard (1997), ISBN 0793580803, page 81,
* 1996, J.R. Robinson, quoted in Mark Huntly Parsons, The Drummer’s Studio Survival Guide: How to get the best possible drum tracks on any recording project , Hal Leonard, ISBN 0793572223, page 72,
- “And sometimes I’d just have to mike the room. You could run into some weird phasing problems with the individual mics because the speakers were all reacting differently.”
* 2006, Glenn Haertlein, Project Vectus , Lulu, ISBN 1-4116-8414-1, page 108,
- He knows me, I know him, and I know how he’s going to mike the drums and what selection of mic’s he's going to use.
To measure using a micrometer.
* 1983, Tom S. Wilson, How to Rebuild Your Big-block Chevy , HPBooks, ISBN 0895861755, page 98,
- “Zeb, is everything go on the AV equipment?” I heard Jim ask. ¶ “Yep,” Zeb replied. “I just need to mike him up.” […] “All set,” he said once he clipped the wireless microphone to my shirtfront.
- Measure Valve-Stem Diameter— To be positive about it you’ll have to mike the valve stem with a 1-in. micrometer as explained on pages 100 and 101.
* (to place a microphone on) mic
* This term is often found in the synonymous phrasal verb (mike up), as in the 2006 quotation above.