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Dictionary definition for: Hit

1. (v) cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"

2. (n) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball) "he came all the way around on Williams" hit"

3. (n) the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

4. (v) hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

5. (n) a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career" "that new Broadway show is a real smasher" "the party went with a bang"

6. (v) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

7. (n) (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"

8. (v) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

9. (v) reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

10. (n) a dose of a narcotic drug

11. (n) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"

12. (v) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees" "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

13. (v) hit with a missile from a weapon

14. (n) a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"

15. (v) cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me" "An interesting idea hit her" "A thought came to me" "The thought struck terror in our minds" "They were struck with fear"

16. (v) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939" "We must strike the enemy''s oil fields" "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to

17. (v) hit the intended target or goal

18. (v) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C" "strike "z" on the keyboard" "her comments struck a sour note"

19. (v) encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

20. (v) gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

21. (v) consume to excess; "hit the bottle"

22. (v) kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

23. (v) drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

24. (v) pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"

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