hit


hit
hit [hit]
vt.
hit, hitting [ME hitten < OE hittan < ON hitta, to hit upon, meet with < IE base * keid-, to fall > Welsh cwydd, a fall]
1. to come against, usually with force; strike [the car hit the tree]
2. to give a blow to; strike; knock
3. to strike so as to deliver (a blow)
4. to strike by throwing or shooting a missile at [to hit the target]
5. to cause to knock, bump, or strike, as in falling, moving, etc.: often with on or against [to hit one's head on a door]
6. to affect strongly or adversely so as to distress or harm [a town hard hit by floods]
7. to come upon by accident or after search; find; light upon [to hit the right answer ]
8. to arrive at (a place or point); reach; attain [stocks hit a new high]
9. to go to; visit [we hit all the art galleries in town]
10. STRIKE, vt. 8, 9, & 10 (variously)
11. Slang to apply oneself to steadily or frequently [to hit the books]
12. Slang to demand or require of: with for; often with up [she hit me up for a loan ]
13. Slang to murder: said as of a hired murderer or an assassin
14. Slang to supply with a drug, etc.
15. Baseball to get (a specified base hit) [to hit a double ]
16. Blackjack to deal another card to
vi.
1. to give a blow or blows; strike
2. to attack suddenly
3. to knock, bump, or strike: usually with against
4. to come by accident or after search: with on or upon
5. to ignite the combustible mixture in its cylinders: said of an internal-combustion engine
6. Baseball to get a base hit
n.
1. a blow that strikes its mark
2. a collision of one thing with another
3. an effectively witty or sarcastic remark
4. a stroke of good fortune
5. a successful and popular song, singer, book, author, etc.
6. Informal
a) an instance of finding or matching particular data in a computer search
b) an instance of being accessed: said of a website
7. Slang a murder, as by a hired murderer or an assassin
8. Slang a dose of a drug, a drink of alcoholic liquor, etc.
9. Backgammon a game won by a player after one or more of the opponent's men have been removed from the board
10. Baseball BASE HIT
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hit it off
to get along well together; be congenial
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hit off
to mimic or portray briefly and well, usually in a satirical way
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hit on
Slang to make sexual advances to
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hit or miss
without regard to success or failure; in a haphazard or aimless way
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hit out at or hit at
1. to aim a blow at; try to hit
2. to attack in words; criticize severely
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hit over the head
1. to strike on the head
2. to emphasize repeatedly or strongly to [you don't have to hit me over the head with itI understand]
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hit the fan
Slang to become suddenly embarrassing, troublesome, etc.; have a strong negative effect
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hit the ground running
Informal to work or function vigorously and effectively from the very beginning
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☆ hit the road Slang
to leave; go away
hitter
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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