hit


hit
[[t]hɪt[/t]]
v. hit, hit•ting, n.
1) to deal a blow or stroke to:
Hit the nail with the hammer[/ex]
2) to come against with an impact:
The wheel hit the curb[/ex]
3) to reach with a missile, a weapon, a blow, or the like, as one throwing, shooting, or striking:
Did the arrow hit the target?[/ex]
4) spo baseball
a) to make (a base hit)
b) bat I, 10)
5) to drive or propel by a stroke:
to hit a ball onto the green[/ex]
6) to affect severely:
to be hit hard by inflation[/ex]
7) to request or demand of:
He hit me for a loan[/ex]
8) to reach or attain (a specified level or amount):
Prices hit a new high[/ex]
9) to be appear in:
The story hit the front page[/ex]
10) to land on or arrive in:
The troops hit the beach at dawn[/ex]
11) to give (someone) another playing card, drink, portion, etc
12) to come or light upon; meet with; find:
to hit the right answer[/ex]
13) to succeed in representing or producing exactly:
to hit the right tone[/ex]
14) inf Informal. to begin to travel on:
Let's hit the road[/ex]
15) to strike with a missile, a weapon, or the like; deal a blow or blows
16) to come into collision (often fol. by against, on, or upon)
17) aum (of an internal-combustion engine) to ignite a mixture of air and fuel as intended
18) to come or light (usu. fol. by upon or on\):
to hit on a new way[/ex]
19) phv hit off
a) to represent or describe precisely or aptly
b) to imitate, esp. in order to satirize
20) phv+sts hit on, Slang. to make persistent sexual advances to
21) phv hit out
a) to deal a blow aimlessly
b) to make a violent verbal attack:
to hit out angrily at one's critics[/ex]
22) phv hit up, Slang.
a) to ask to borrow money from
b) to inject a narcotic drug into a vein
23) an impact or collision, as of one thing against another
24) a stroke that reaches an object; blow
25) a stroke of satire, censure, etc
26) spo base hit
27) gam Backgammon.
a) a game won by a player after the opponent has thrown off one or more men from the board
b) any winning game
28) a successful stroke, performance, or production; success:
The play is a hit[/ex]
29) cvb sts Slang. a dose of a narcotic drug
30) cmp new
a) cmp (in information retrieval) an instance of successfully locating an item of data in the memory bank of a computer
b) an instance of accessing a Web site
31) cvb sts Slang. a murder, esp. one carried out by criminal prearrangement
Etymology: bef. 1100; ME; late OE hittan, perh. < Scand; cf. ON hitta to come upon (by chance), meet with hit′ter, n. syn: See beat

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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