One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Roy hiked up his trousers to reveal his socks’
hitch up, pull up, jerk up, lift, raise, hoist
informal yank up
2‘the government hiked up the price of milk by 40 per cent’
increase, raise, up, put up, mark up, push up, make higher, inflate
informal jack up, bump up
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