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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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The researchers propose that about 5,000 years ago, dingo Eve hitchhiked there with a wave of human pioneers fanning out from Asia.
Monday and apparently hitchhiked to his parents' home.
The star of movies such as Taxi Driver and Meet The Parents has told how he hitchhiked around Ireland in 1962 as a 19-year-old before he became famous.
Scientists found that tumor cells in four of the women contained the telltale Y chromosome that appears only in men, establishing that the troublesome cells hitchhiked in the transplant.
And the let-down came after the millionaire actor had reportedly hitchhiked back to his plush Miami Beach hotel.
Worms could have hitchhiked in soil used for ship ballast or in the root balls of plants.
The repellent-dotted species, Pieris rapae, hitchhiked to Canada in 1860 from its native Eurasia and North Africa.
Prosecutors said that on July 28, 1995, Works picked up Aleistair Martin, a 19-year-old student at the University of California at Berkeley, as the young man hitchhiked near Magic Mountain Parkway and the Golden State Freeway in Valencia.
For example, his own work on pinworms suggests that the pests hitchhiked right up the primate family tree to modern humans.
She saw people in moments of personal space and intimacy that would be hard for a lot of us to capture,'' said Chet Helms, who hitchhiked to San Francisco with Janis Joplin 30 years ago and is organizing the concert.
It probably hitchhiked from China to the United States hidden in the cheap, untreated wood often used for pallets or packing material.
Fans flew in from Wyoming, hitchhiked from Florida and drove tractor-trailers from Kansas - all to get a glimpse of country music's biggest star.