hit


hit
[[t]hɪ̱t[/t]]
hits, hitting
(The form hit is used in the present tense and is the past and present participle.)
1) VERB If you hit someone or something, you deliberately touch them with a lot of force, with your hand or an object held in your hand.

[V n] Find the exact grip that allows you to hit the ball hard...

[V n] She hit him hard across his left arm...

[V n] Police at the scene said Dr Mahgoub had been hit several times in the head.

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2) VERB When one thing hits another, it touches it with a lot of force.

[V n] The car had apparently hit a traffic sign before skidding out of control...

[V n] She hit the last barrier and sprawled across the track.

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3) VERB If a bomb or missile hits its target, it reaches it.

[V n] ...multiple-warhead missiles that could hit many targets at a time...

[V n] The hospital had been hit with heavy artillery fire.

N-COUNT
Hit is also a noun.

First a house took a direct hit and then the rocket exploded.

4) VERB If something hits a person, place, or thing, it affects them very badly. [JOURNALISM]

[V n] The plan to charge motorists ₤75 a year to use the motorway is going to hit me hard...

[V n] About two-hundred people died in the earthquake which hit northern Peru...

[V n] Special schools were hardest hit.

5) VERB When a feeling or an idea hits you, it suddenly affects you or comes into your mind.

[it V n that] It hit me that I had a choice...

[V n] Then the answer hit me. It had been staring me in the face.

6) VERB If you hit a particular high or low point on a scale of something such as success or health, you reach it. [JOURNALISM]

[V n] He admits to having hit the lowest point in his life ...

[V n] Oil prices hit record levels yesterday.

7) N-COUNT: oft N n If a record, film, or play is a hit, it is very popular and successful.

The song became a massive hit in 1945.

...the surprise hit video of the year.

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8) N-COUNT If someone who is searching for information on the Internet gets a hit, they find a website where there is that information.
9) PHR-RECIP: V inflects, pl-n PHR, PHR with n If two people hit it off, they like each other and become friendly as soon as they meet. [INFORMAL]

They hit it off straight away, Daddy and Walter...

How well did you hit it off with one another?

10) PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR with n If you make a hit with someone, they like you or are impressed by you when they meet you. [INFORMAL]

He made a hit with Lady Sopwith...

She sends her best wishes - you've obviously made a hit there.

11) to hit the bottlesee bottle
to hit the headlinessee headline
to hit homesee home
to hit the nail on the headsee nail
to hit the roadsee road
to hit the roofsee roof
to hit someone for sixsee six
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English dictionary. 2008.

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