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Noun: hitting  hi-ting
  1. The act of contacting one thing with another
    "repeated hitting raised a large bruise";
    - hit, striking
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 [literary], dispatch, bump off [informal], off [N. Amer, informal], polish off [informal], 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
    "The pianist hits a middle C";
    - strike
     
  15. Strike the intended target or goal
     
  16. Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
    "He tries to hit on women in bars"

Type of: advance, affect, approach, arrive, assail, attack, bear on, bear upon, bring home the bacon [informal], come, come by, come into, come through, come up trumps [Brit, informal], deliver the goods, displace, gain, gain ground, get, get ahead, impact, impel, injure, kill, make headway, move, propel, pull ahead, succeed, touch, touch on, touching, turn up trumps [Brit, informal], win, wound

Antonym: miss

Encyclopedia: Hitting

Hit, Run and Homicide