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hit US English

Bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully

hit US Thesaurus

she hit her child

hit in hit US English

Bring one’s hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully

touch a nerve US English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

press the panic button US English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

knock someone for six US English

Utterly surprise or overcome someone

hit on US English

Discover or think of, especially by chance

hit-out US English

An instance of hitting the ball towards a teammate after it has been bounced by the umpire or at a boundary throw-in

base hit US English

A fair ball hit such that the batter can advance safely to a base without aid of an error committed by the team in the field

hard hit US English

Badly affected

hit list US English

A list of people to be killed for criminal or political reasons

hit squad US English

A team of assassins

hit home US English

(Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target

king-hit US English

A sudden knockout blow

pinch-hit US English

Bat in place of another player, typically at a critical point in the game

hard hit New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

hit parade US English

A weekly listing of the current bestselling pop records

extra-base hit US English

A base hit that allows a batter to safely reach second base, third base, or home without the benefit of a fielding error; a double, triple, or home run

hit it off US English

Be naturally friendly or well suited

make a hit US English

Be successful or popular

hit the hay US English

Go to bed

hit-and-miss US English

Done or occurring at random

hit the mark US English

Be successful in an attempt or accurate in a guess

hit-or-miss US English

As likely to be unsuccessful as successful

hit the road US English

Set out on a journey

hit-and-run US English

Denoting or relating to a motor accident in which the vehicle involved does not stop

hit the roof US English

Suddenly become very angry

hit the sack US English

Go to bed

hit the spot US English

Be exactly what is required

hit the wall US English

(Of an athlete) experience a sudden loss of energy in a long race

hit-or-miss US Thesaurus

even his approach to finding a job is hit-or-miss

hit-and-miss US Thesaurus

even his approach to finding a job is hit-or-miss

hit the bottle US English

Begin to drink heavily

hit someone up US English

Attempt to get something, typically money, from someone

one-hit wonder US English

A group or singer that has only one hit record before returning to obscurity

hit the skids US English

Begin a rapid decline or deterioration

hit a brick wall US English

Face an insuperable problem or obstacle while trying to do something

hit the jackpot US English

Win a jackpot

hit the high spots US English

Visit the most exciting places in town

hit the right note US English

Say or do something in a way that is very suitable (or unsuitable) for a particular audience or occasion

hit out in hit US English

Make a strongly worded criticism or attack

snag1 US English

An unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback

hit on in hit US English

Discover or think of, especially by chance

hit the ground running US English

Start something and proceed at a fast pace with enthusiasm

the deck in deck US English

The ground or floor

pay dirt US English

Profit; reward

come on the scene US English

Arrive; appear

one's stride in stride US English

A good or regular rate of progress, especially after a slow or hesitant start


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