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hit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hit

Definition
(noun) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
Example Sentence
  • he came all the way around on Williams' hit

Definition
(noun) the act of contacting one thing with another
Synonyms : hitting , striking
Example Sentence
  • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
  • after three misses she finally got a hit

Definition
(noun) a conspicuous success
Synonyms : bang , smash , smasher , strike
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
Synonyms : collision
Example Sentence
  • the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction

Definition
(noun) a dose of a narcotic drug
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(noun) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
Example Sentence
  • it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit

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(noun) a connection made via the internet to another website
Example Sentence
  • WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide

Definition
(verb) cause to move by striking
Example Sentence
  • hit a ball

Definition
(verb) hit against; come into sudden contact with
Example Sentence
  • The car hit a tree
  • He struck the table with his elbow

Definition
(verb) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Example Sentence
  • He hit her hard in the face

Definition
(verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract
Synonyms : arrive at , attain , gain , make , reach
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
Synonyms : strike
Example Sentence
  • We were hit by really bad weather
  • He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager
  • The earthquake struck at midnight

Definition
(verb) hit with a missile from a weapon
Synonyms : pip , shoot

Definition
(verb) encounter by chance
Synonyms : stumble
Example Sentence
  • I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant

Definition
(verb) gain points in a game
Synonyms : rack up , score , tally
Example Sentence
  • The home team scored many times
  • He hit a home run
  • He hit .300 in the past season

Definition
(verb) cause to experience suddenly
Synonyms : come to , strike
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
Synonyms : strike
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) kill intentionally and with premeditation
Synonyms : bump off , dispatch , murder , off , polish off , remove , slay
Example Sentence
  • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Definition
(verb) drive something violently into a location
Synonyms : strike
Example Sentence
  • he hit his fist on the table
  • she struck her head on the low ceiling

Definition
(verb) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
Synonyms : attain , reach
Example Sentence
  • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
  • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Definition
(verb) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
Synonyms : strike
Example Sentence
  • The pianist strikes a middle C
  • strike `z' on the keyboard
  • her comments struck a sour note

Definition
(verb) consume to excess
Example Sentence
  • hit the bottle

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(verb) hit the intended target or goal
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(verb) pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
Example Sentence
  • He tries to hit on women in bars

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