From (etyl) .
#(lb) To administer a blow to, directly or with a weapon or missile.
#*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
#*1922-1927 , (Frank Harris), (My Life and Loves)
#*:He tried to hit me but I dodged the blow and went out to plot revenge.
#*:BELLO: (Shouts) Good, by the rumping jumping general! That's the best bit of news I heard these six weeks. Here, don't keep me waiting, damn you! (He slaps her face)
#*:BLOOM: (Whimpers) You're after hitting me. I'll tell
#*1934 , , The Slugger's Game
#*:I hunted him for half a hour, aiming to learn him to hit a man with a table-leg and then run, but I didn't find him.
#(lb) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.
#*(John Locke) (1632-1705)
#*:If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and hit one against another?
#*:a dozen apples, each of them near as large as a Bristol barrel, came tumbling about my ears; one of them hit me on the back as I chanced to stoop, and knocked me down flat on my face.
#*1882 , (Nathaniel Hawthorne), Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance
#*:Meanwhile the street boys kept up a shower of mud balls, many of which hit the Doctor, while the rest were distributed upon his assailants.
# To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party.
# To attack, especially amphibiously.
To briefly visit.
(lb) To attain, to achieve.
# To reach or achieve.
#*2012 , August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited,
London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal:
#*:And her success with Glover, a product of the National Lottery-funded Sporting Giants talent identification programme, will also spark relief among British officials who were starting to fret a little about hitting their target of equalling fourth in the medal table from Beijing.
#(lb) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, often by luck.
#*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
#*:And oft it hits / Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.
#*(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
#*:Millions miss for one that hits .
#To guess; to light upon or discover.
#*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
#*:Thou hast hit it.
(lb) To affect negatively.
To make a play.
# In blackjack, to deal a card to.
# To come up to bat.
#(lb) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; said of a single unprotected piece on a point.
To use; to connect to.
To have sex with.
To inhale an amount of smoke from a narcotic substance, particularly marijuana
* (manage to touch in the right place) miss
(Terms derived from the verb "hit")
* don't let the door hit you on the way out
* flood-hit (adjective )
* hit a home run
* hit a nerve
* hit a six
* hit a snag
* hit above one's weight
* hit and run
* hit at
* hit back
* hit below one's weight
* hit for six
* hit home
* hit it an quit it
* hit it big
* hit it off
* hit on
* hit one out of the ballpark
* hit one's stride
* hit out
* hit paydirt
* hit the ball twice
* hit the books
* hit the bottle
* hit the bricks
* hit the ceiling
* hit the deck
* hit the dirt
* hit the gas
* hit the ground running
* hit the hay
* hit the head
* hit the headlines
* hit the jackpot
* hit the nail on the head
* hit the net
* hit the pan
* hit the pavement
* hit the road
* hit rock bottom
* hit the rock
* hit the rocks
* hit the roof
* hit the sack
* hit the silk
* hit the skids
* hit the spot
* hit up
* hit upon
* hit wicket
* not know what hit one
A blow; a punch; a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
- So he the famed Cilician fencer praised, / And, at each hit , with wonder seems amazed.
A success, especially in the entertainment industry.
- The hit was very slight.
* Alexander Pope
- The band played their hit song to the delight of the fans.
- What late he called a blessing, now was wit, / And God's good providence, a lucky hit .
, date=February 9
, author=Tasha Robinson
, title=Film: Review: Chico & Rita
, passage=Chico & Rita
opens in the modern era, as an aged, weary Chico shines shoes in his native Cuba. Then a song heard on the radio—a hit
he wrote and recorded with Rita in their youth—carries him back to 1948 Havana, where they first met. }}
An attack on a location, person or people.
# In the game of , a correct guess at where one's opponent ship is.
(computing, Internet) The result of a search of a computer system or of a search engine
(Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.
An approximately correct answer in a test set.
(baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
- My site received twice as many hits after being listed in a search engine.
(colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
- The catcher got a hit to lead off the fifth.
A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.
(dated) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.
- Where am I going to get my next hit ?
A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts for less than a gammon.
- a happy hit
* (a punch) miss
* (success) flop, turkey
* banjo hit
* base hit
* cult hit
* direct hit
* hit counter
* hit list
* hit parade
* hit point
* hit squad
* hit test
* infield hit
* king hit
* nervous hit
* no hit
* one-hit wonder
* pinch hit
* smash hit
* straight hit
* take a hit
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* 1922 , Philip Gengembre Hubert, The Atlantic monthly, Volume 130:
* 1998 , Nancy A. Walker, What's so funny?: humor in American culture:
- But how hit was to come about didn't appear.
- Now, George, grease it good, an' let hit' slide down the hill ' hits own way.
Making hits (popular songs).