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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In particular, the colonel expressed concern for the Binyamin Region youth, who often hitchhike alone at all hours of the day and night.
However, the organization Women in Green is calling on the residents of Judea and Samaria to continue to hitchhike.
THERE are still some people who hitchhike, although not as many as before.
This more jagged-looking cousin bears gooey whitish berries, which hitchhike via birds to juniper trees and start new plants.
The moths regularly hitchhike to the test area in New York but can't survive the winter.
She notes that thousands of frogs hitchhike around Australia in fruit boxes, and pet-seekers often visit grocery stores to capture the little stowaways.
Seeds in fruit eaten by the right animal, however, can hitchhike in its gut to more promising spots.