Hitchhike

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Hitchhike

To rely upon a foreign company or industry for one's own development. For example, a company may hitchhike if it does not produce any of its own products but instead sells those made in other countries. Hitchhiking is a model used in the context of international development.
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Recent developments in our education sector - with mergers between Yale and Deeside Colleges to form Coleg Cambria - also mean more students than ever before are moving We need rail station for Airbus, help for those who hitchhike for work .
His friend Ford Prefect is actually an alien who hitchhikes the galaxy for research, and he takes Arthur along.
He hitchhikes to the gambling town only to be thrown out of every casino because of his age.