Definition of hit on in English:

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.
Synonyms
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!
3 (also hit someone for) North American informal Ask someone for: she was waiting for the right moment to hit her mother for some cash
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  • The State already hits you for €40 every year just for having a credit card.
  • We hit you for 25 bucks (real world translation of the sales babble of $24.95) and 5 bucks to get it to you.
  • Having already hit them for £5 billion, they want to take more.
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