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Verb: hit (hit,hitting)  hit
  1. Cause to move by striking
    "hit a ball"
     
  2. Come into sudden contact with
    "The car hit a tree";
    - strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, impact
     
  3. Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
    "He hit her hard in the face"
     
  4. Be at the destination after some time, either real or abstract; come to a given position
    "We hit Detroit by noon"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts";
    - reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain
     
  5. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
    "We were hit by really bad weather";
    - strike
     
  6. Strike with a missile from a weapon
    - shoot, pip
     
  7. Encounter by chance
    "I hit across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant";
    - stumble
     
  8. Gain points in a game
    "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season";
    - score, tally, rack up
     
  9. Cause to experience suddenly
    "An interesting idea hit her";
    - strike, come to
     
  10. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
    "The Germans hit Poland on Sept. 1, 1939";
    - strike
     
  11. Kill intentionally and with premeditation
    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies hit";
    - murder, slay, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove
     
  12. Drive something violently into a location
    "he hit his fist on the table";
    - strike
     
  13. Get to a certain state, level, or point in time
    "The thermometer hit 100 degrees";
    - reach, attain
     
  14. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
    "The pianist hits a middle C";
    - strike
     
  15. Consume to excess
    "hit the bottle"
     
  16. Strike the intended target or goal
     
  17. Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
    "He tries to hit on women in bars"
Noun: hit  hit
  1. (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
     
  2. The act of contacting one thing with another
    "after three misses she finally got a hit";
    - hitting, striking
     
  3. A conspicuous success
    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career";
    - smash, smasher, strike, bang, sizzler
     
  4. (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
    "the hit of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction";
    - collision
     
  5. A dose of a narcotic drug
     
  6. A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
    "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
     
  7. A connection made via the internet to another website
    "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"

Derived forms: hits, hitting, hit

Type of: advance, affect, approach, arrive, assail, attack, bear on, bear upon, bring home the bacon, come, come by, come into, come through, connection, connexion [Brit], consume, contact, deliver the goods, displace, dosage, dose, effort, execution, exploit, feat, gain, gain ground, get, get ahead, have, impact, impel, impinging, ingest, injure, joining, kill, make headway, move, murder, propel, pull ahead, slaying, striking, succeed, success, take, take in, touch, touch on, touching, win, wound

Antonym: miss

Encyclopedia: Hit, Run and Homicide