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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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But instead of taking the Bangladeshi labourers to the capital, it is alleged the gang took their money and phones and threw the hitchhikers out of the car.
In both conditions, the hitchhiker wore a small backpack in which he or she was instructed to place the flowers in the no-flower control condition.
At that point, the hitchhiker brandished an object the teens believed to be a gun and threatened to shoot them, police said.
Designed by Argentina's German Frets, Hitchhiker was one of the first ocean racing yachts built using a lightweight Kevlar/foam composite construction.
On Christmas Eve I picked up a hitchhiker on the M62 between Liverpool and Newcastle.
HitchHiker business is growing strongly, Mokady claims, and is expected to drive the company's total payroll up to between 60 to 70 personnel by year end, with most new recruits joining the relocated Persimmon team at STNC's new Cambridge office.
No, Wilson is not a full-time hitchhiker with nothing but time on his hands.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Joe Ely was just beginning his own career when he picked up a road-worn hitchhiker carrying a backpack and a guitar through Lubbock, Texas.
Another scene shows a hitchhiker with deformed facial features.
TWENTY years ago, British roads were regular habitats of that not so rare bird, the British Hitchhiker.
AN ADVENTUROUS HITCHHIKER FROM BYKER There was an intrepid hitchhiker, He lived in a small flat in Byker.
In ours, Sinead plays a trucker and I play a hitchhiker.