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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 Definition
    (noun) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
    Example Sentence
    • it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) hit the intended target or goal Definition
    (verb) pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
    Example Sentence
    • He tries to hit on women in bars
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