Definition of hit on in English:

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hit on

1 (also hit upon) Discover or think of, especially by chance: she hit on a novel idea for fund-raising
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  • Substitute ‘fire’ for ‘water’ in Robbins' hypothesis and we may be hitting upon a parallel discovery.
  • Whether it was by chance or design Sam Allardyce has hit upon the strike force he has craved all season.
  • They hit upon the idea of creating a rare type of red hair dye and offering it for sale in small quantities.
discover, come up with, think of, conceive of, dream up, work out, invent, create, originate, develop, devise, design, pioneer, uncover, contrive, realize;
informal put one's finger on
2North American Make sexual advances towards: he was really hitting on me, with steamy looks and innuendos
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  • If he persists, however, in hitting on you and continuing with the suggestive remarks, then, indeed, you have a harassment case.
  • But in our keeping in touch that summer, he started hitting on me.
  • My best friend's boyfriend keeps hitting on me and everyone thinks it's a joke!
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