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Meaning & Definition of Hit in English

English

Hit

/hɪt/

noun

1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

  • "He came all the way around on williams' hit"
    synonym:
  • hit

2. The act of contacting one thing with another

  • "Repeated hitting raised a large bruise"
  • "After three misses she finally got a hit"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • hitting
  • ,
  • striking

3. A conspicuous success

  • "That song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
  • "That new broadway show is a real smasher"
  • "The party went with a bang"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • smash
  • ,
  • smasher
  • ,
  • strike
  • ,
  • bang

4. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

  • "The collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
    synonym:
  • collision
  • ,
  • hit

5. A dose of a narcotic drug

    synonym:
  • hit

6. A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate

  • "It has all the earmarks of a mafia hit"
    synonym:
  • hit

7. A connection made via the internet to another website

  • "Wordnet gets many hits from users worldwide"
    synonym:
  • hit

verb

1. Cause to move by striking

  • "Hit a ball"
    synonym:
  • hit

2. Hit against

  • Come into sudden contact with
  • "The car hit a tree"
  • "He struck the table with his elbow"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • strike
  • ,
  • impinge on
  • ,
  • run into
  • ,
  • collide with

3. Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

  • "He hit her hard in the face"
    synonym:
  • hit

4. Reach a destination, either real or abstract

  • "We hit detroit by noon"
  • "The water reached the doorstep"
  • "We barely made it to the finish line"
  • "I have to hit the mac machine before the weekend starts"
    synonym:
  • reach
  • ,
  • make
  • ,
  • attain
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • arrive at
  • ,
  • gain

5. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

  • "We were hit by really bad weather"
  • "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"
  • "The earthquake struck at midnight"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • strike

6. Hit with a missile from a weapon

    synonym:
  • shoot
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • pip

7. Encounter by chance

  • "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
    synonym:
  • stumble
  • ,
  • hit

8. Gain points in a game

  • "The home team scored many times"
  • "He hit a home run"
  • "He hit .300 in the past season"
    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • tally
  • ,
  • rack up

9. Cause to experience suddenly

  • "Panic struck me"
  • "An interesting idea hit her"
  • "A thought came to me"
  • "The thought struck terror in our minds"
  • "They were struck with fear"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • strike
  • ,
  • come to

10. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

  • "The germans struck poland on sept. 1, 1939"
  • "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"
  • "In the fifth inning, the giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
    synonym:
  • strike
  • ,
  • hit

11. Kill intentionally and with premeditation

  • "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
    synonym:
  • murder
  • ,
  • slay
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • dispatch
  • ,
  • bump off
  • ,
  • off
  • ,
  • polish off
  • ,
  • remove

12. Drive something violently into a location

  • "He hit his fist on the table"
  • "She struck her head on the low ceiling"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • strike

13. Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

  • "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"
  • "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
    synonym:
  • reach
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • attain

14. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

  • "The pianist strikes a middle c"
  • "Strike `z' on the keyboard"
  • "Her comments struck a sour note"
    synonym:
  • strike
  • ,
  • hit

15. Consume to excess

  • "Hit the bottle"
    synonym:
  • hit

16. Hit the intended target or goal

    synonym:
  • hit

17. Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

  • "He tries to hit on women in bars"
    synonym:
  • hit

Examples of using

He hit me on the shoulder.
He hit me twice.
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