Definition of hit list in English:

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hit list

Pronunciation: /ˈhit ˌlist/


1A list of people to be killed for criminal or political reasons: her lover may be on the killer’s hit list
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  • Those on the hit list were to be killed for their criticism of radical Islam, the letter said.
  • To Daycan's mind she muttered: ‘All the people on my hit list have reasons for my revenge.’
  • The famous quote that ‘if they have a hit list, I too have one’ is attributed to Mr. Ribeiro.
1.1A list of people or things selected as the object of a certain treatment or course of action: we do not know at the moment whether health and education are also at the top of the government’s hit list
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  • The goods on the EU's hit list mainly target America's agricultural sector, not its industry sector.
  • The NHS is just one of the organisations on their hit list.
  • Roquefort was on the hit list, along with other French gourmet goodies such as foie gras, truffles, Breton shallots, and mustard.
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