Synonyms of hit in English:
1 the woman hit her child for stealing sweets
strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a (good) beating/drubbing, box someone's ears
informalwhack, wallop, bash, biff, bop, clout, clip, clobber, sock, swipe, crown, lick, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a (good) hiding, belt, tan, lay one on, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, lam, whomp, deck, floor
3 the banking sector has been hit by the recession the tragedy has hit her hard
affect badly, devastate, damage, harm, hurt, ruin, leave a mark on, have a negative effect on, have a negative impact on, do harm to, impinge on;
[Antonyms] have no effect on
hit it off
- informal they make an unlikely pair, but they've always hit it off[Antonyms] rub someone up the wrong wayget on well, get on, get along, be on good terms, be friends, be friendly, be compatible, relate well to each other, feel a rapport, see eye to eye, take to each other, warm to each other, find things in common
hit out at
- he hit out at the government's lack of action[Antonyms] praisecriticize, attack, denounce, lash out at, rant at, inveigh against, rail against, fulminate against, run down, find fault with;informalknock, slam, hammer, blast, lay into, pitch into, lace into, bawl out, bad-mouth, tear someone off a strip, give someone hell, give someone a roastingNorth American informalpummel, cut upAustralian/New Zealand informalbagdatedrate, reprobate
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1 he took a few minutes to recover after a hit from behind few structures can withstand a hit from a speeding car
Australian/New Zealand dong
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