Synonyms of hit in English:



  • 4 informal capital spending this year is likely to hit £1,800 million
    reach, attain, touch, arrive at, get to, rise to, climb to; achieve, accomplish, gain, secure
    informal capital spending this year is likely to hit £1,800 million
    [Antonyms] fall to


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  • 2 he could not resist a hit at his friend's religiosity
    jibe, taunt, jeer, sneer, barb, cutting remark, barbed remark, attack, insult
    informal dig, put-down, crack, wisecrack
    he could not resist a hit at his friend's religiosity
    [Antonyms] compliment


hit back

prison officers hit back at the critical report
[Antonyms] turn the other cheek
retaliate againstrespond toreply toreact tostrike back atcounterdefend oneself against rarecontrovert

hit home

she could see that her remark had hit home
[Antonyms] have no effect
have the intended effectmake the intended impressionstrike homehit the markbe registeredbe understoodbe comprehendedget throughsink in

hit it off

informal they make an unlikely pair, but they've always hit it off
[Antonyms] rub someone up the wrong way
get on wellget onget alongbe on good termsbe friendsbe friendlybe compatiblerelate well to each otherfeel a rapportsee eye to eyetake to each otherwarm to each otherfind things in common informalclickget on like a house on firebe on the same wavelength

hit on/upon

she hit on a novel idea for fundraising discovercome up withthink ofconceive ofdream upwork outinventcreateoriginatedevelopdevisedesignpioneeruncovercontriverealizestumble onchance onlight oncome uponblunder onarrive at informalput one's finger on

hit out at

he hit out at the government's lack of action
[Antonyms] praise
criticizeattackdenouncelash out atrant atinveigh againstrail againstfulminate againstrun downfind fault withcondemncensureharangueberateupbraidcastigatevilifymalignassaillambaste informalknockslamhammerblastlay intopitch intolace intobawl outbad-mouthtear someone off a stripgive someone hellgive someone a roastingBritish informalslateslag offmonsterhave a go atrubbishNorth American informalpummelcut upAustralian/New Zealand informalbag datedratereprobate rarevituperateexcoriatearraignobjurgateasperseanathematizeanimadvert ondenunciate

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