Example (A Russian Soldier Story):
One fresh-faced youth in a photograph hikes his pants onto his waist in a white tent where young soldiers sleep while on base. He looks hurried and anxious, as if he is late for a drill and knows full well the repercussions.
What exactly does it mean to say that someone hikes his or her pants? Although I looked the term up in the dictionary, it's still very difficult to say exactly which meaning is used here.