The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hike \Hike\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hiked; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiking.] [Cf. Hitch.]
To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like.
To raise with a quick movement.
To raise (a price) quickly or significantly in a single step. They hiked gasoline prices twenty cents in less than a week.
(Football) To pass (the ball) from the center to the quarterback at the start of the play; to snap (the ball).
vb. (en-past of: hike)