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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, 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
    "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, come, come by, come into, come through, 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, win, wound

Antonym: miss

Encyclopedia: Hitting

Hit, Run and Homicide