Translation of hit in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle hitting past tense & past participle hit
- 1 1.1 (deal blow to)(door/table)
dar un golpe en
golpear(person)she hit him with her handbag
pegarle ale pegó or le dio un golpe con el bolsohe hit her across the facele cruzó la carahe hit the table with his fistdio un puñetazo en la mesashe hit a marvelous backhandhizo or dio un maravilloso revésto hit a man when he's downpegarle a alguien en el sueloto hit somebody where it hurts mostdarle a alguien donde más le dueleto hit the brakes/accelerator [colloquial]darle al freno/al acelerador [colloquial](let's) hit it! (American English)¡dale!hit it, man! it's nine thirty already!
¡rápido!¡apura, hombre, ya son las nueve y media!to hit somebody for money/a loanpegarle un sablazo a alguien [colloquial]tirarle la manga or pechar a alguien (River Plate area) [colloquial]to hit the road o the trail hit the road, Jack, and don't you ever come backcarretera y manta, colega, y no vuelvas nunca (Spain) [colloquial]to hit the sack o the hayirse al catre or al sobre or (Spain tb) a la piltra [colloquial]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (strike) the hurricane hit the town yesterday
- The feel of his boot hitting my side brought pain.
- She let her gaze rest on the slipper for a moment, then brought it forward and hit it on her head.
- And if you encounter any Mizaya, remember that the only way you can kill them with your weapons is by hitting them in the eyes.
el huracán se desató sobre la ciudad ayerpassers-by were hit by flying glasslos transeúntes fueron alcanzados por trozos de cristalthe truck hit a treeel camión chocó con or contra un árbolthe house was hit by a bombuna bomba cayó sobre la casathe bullet hit him in the legla bala le dio or lo alcanzó en la piernaI've been hit!¡me han dado!we destroyed their camp before they knew what had hit themdestruimos su campamento antes de que pudieran reaccionarthat design hits you in the eye as you walk inese diseño es lo primero que salta a la vista al entraryou feel nothing for a while; then tiredness hits youal principio no sientes nada, luego te entra el cansancioto hit one's head/arm on o against somethingdarse un golpe en la cabeza/el brazo contra algoto hit the ceiling o the roof
- It is believed he was hit by a car and fell backwards, suffering serious head injuries which led to his death 10 days later.
- The sound of a toolbox hitting the ground brought her head back around.
- The feel of his arm around me as he made sure my feet hit the ground brought me back to a time I missed.
darse con la cabeza/el brazo contra algoExample sentences
- Trinity gasped as she sat up, her side hurt from hitting herself in her sleep.
- I managed to swerve and avoid hitting them but I grazed the bicycle and we all fell.
- It was so dark out in the halls that he did not see the door and wound up hitting his head against it.
- 2 2.1 (strike accurately)(target)her jibes had hit their mark
dar ensus burlas habían dado en el blancoyou've hit it exactlyhas dado justo en el clavohe doesn't seem to be hitting the high notes properlyparece que no llega bien a los agudosExample sentences2.2 (attack)
(opponent/enemy)the critics hit the new play hard
- Mr Sykes, 52, an epileptic, was nearly hit by the missiles and later suffered a minor fit he blames on the attack.
- It had not been hit by a missile either, nor had there been an onboard fire.
- The missiles hit the target with a force the size of the planet they were orbiting.
atacarlos críticos arremetieron contra la nueva obrathieves have hit many stores in the area (American English)ha habido robos en muchas tiendas de la zonaExample sentences2.3 (score) (Sport)
anotarseto hit a home run
- Computer thieves hit Mesh Computers last night and swiped its office admin PCs.
marcarhacer un cuadrangular or (Latin America) un jonrónExample sentences
- Under pressure to hit it quickly, the midfielder boomed his shot high over the crossbar.
- But Kitna quieted them quickly, hitting his first two passes for 25 yards.
- Mealey has a knack for hitting the hole quickly and bouncing off defenders.
- Most nights, Kent would decline to shake hands when returning to the dugout after scoring a run or hitting a home run.
- Peter Allen hits a home run off of Carol Channing, scoring two runs.
- So, if you hit a home run you get one because you have scored.
- 3 (affect adversely) the strikes have hit production badlylas huelgas han afectado gravemente a la producciónthe low-income groups are hardest hitlos grupos de bajos ingresos son los más afectadosthink how it would hit your familypiensa qué golpe sería eso para tu familiaExample sentences
- I believe the charging regime is hitting local York businesses hard, and have never seen Micklegate so quiet as it has been in recent weeks.
- News that the property was to be demolished and redeveloped came as a relief to businesses which had been hit by the closure.
- Clearly, the downward turn in the business cycle is hitting Germany hard.
- 4 4.1 (meet with, run into)(difficulty/problem)
toparse conExample sentences4.2 (reach)
llegar athe price of oil hit $40 a barrel
- A group were handing out leaflets at the weekend in part of Oldham, hit by recent race riots, when police moved in.
- The management committee at the St Michael's Centre is understood to have been hit by a massive rent increase.
- Others report that some of BT's websites have also been hit by the snag.
alcanzarel precio del petróleo llegó a or alcanzó los 40 dólares por barrilthe dollar hit a new highla cotización del dólar alcanzó un nuevo récordwe're bound to hit the main road sooner or latertarde o temprano tenemos que salir a la carretera principalto hit town [colloquial]llegar a la ciudadto hit the headlinessalir en primera planahis record first hit the charts two weeks agosu disco entró por primera vez en las listas hace dos semanasto hit the big timellegar a la famathis model will hit the market in 2005este modelo se lanzará al mercado en 2005a new craze has hit the streetsuna nueva moda está haciendo furor en las callesExample sentences
- Zimbabwe faces its fourth straight year of falling growth, while inflation is likely to hit triple figures.
- The advent of the free Metro newspapers in the main cities is likely to hit these figures even more.
- Consumer optimism continues to rise, hitting its highest level since November 2001.
- 5 (occur to) suddenly it hit me: why not … ?de repente se me ocurrió: ¿por qué no … ?it suddenly hit me where I'd seen him beforede repente caí en la cuenta or me di cuenta de dónde lo había visto antes
intransitive verb present participle hitting past tense & past participle hit
- 1 1.1 (blow, stroke) (Sport)Example sentences1.2 (in shooting)
(of artillery) impacto (masculine)Example sentences
- He looked up, familiarity striking him like a hit to the head with a blunt object.
- Instead of a quick hit or slap, we now saw and heard a sustained series of blows.
- I'd felt several different hits when the horse knocked me down but hadn't really assessed the damage yet.
- Results were impressive with the longest bomb only 50 ft away from the target and many direct hits.
- Two of the targets received direct hits from above, while the rest were sprayed by numerous fragments.
- The Gardai have scored some direct hits against the dealers in recent weeks.
- 2 (success) [colloquial] the Beatles' Greatest Hitslos Grandes Éxitos de los Beatlesthe show/song was a big hitel espectáculo/la canción fue un gran éxitoel espectáculo/la canción fue un exitazo [colloquial]to score a hitmarcar un gol [colloquial]he's a big hit with the teenybopperses muy popular entre los quinceañerosyou made a big hit with my motherle caíste muy bien a mi madre
mi madre quedó impactada contigo(before noun) (song/record/show)
de gran éxitoExample sentences
- He is the man behind some of the biggest hits in the Malayalam film industry.
- This was followed, in the 1940s, by a succession of cartoon film hits: Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi.
- So if I win for a role, and if the film is a big hit, I can share it with everybody.
- Not all your designs have been immediate hits.
- Immediate hits with both travelers and the industry, Web fares weren't even part of the airlines' original plan.
- Despite the aerodynamic challenges, the car ran very fast and was a big hit with the fans.
- 3 (murder) [slang]trabajo (masculine) [colloquial]Example sentences
- He had been offered $50,000 to carry out the hit, and was jailed for life for the contract killing.
- Mr Hale claims he has also received underworld information which points to the murder being a professional hit.
- There was no secret as to the identity of the organisation that carried out the hits or its demands.
- 4 (drugs) (American English) [slang]pico (masculine) [slang]Example sentences
- One night he took a bong hit of a dried plant, and it nearly killed him.
- This can whack up the crime rate big time as people steel and commit offences to pay for the next hit.
- But if we start to legalese soft drugs then people will move onto a bigger hit and we will have a more violent society.
- 5 (Computing)Example sentences
- One of the articles gives the botanical name of St. John's wort; she searches on that term; this search results in eight hits.
- Also, there appears to be a strange priorization thing going on with hits during a search.
- And there are fewer than a hundred hits when searching for anything in the field.
- The Napster case must have increased the music service's hit rate.
- A few accolades for a well written, yet vitriolic post, a few extra hits, a few more readers.
- In fact, the contract with the advertiser may specify that payment is by results, measured by hits or clickthroughs.
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverbto hit it off with somebody
- 1 (think of)
- 1 (strike)to hit out (
- [colloquial] → hit on 3
- → hit on 1
devolver el golpeto hit back
arremetió contra sus detractoresthey'll hit back if we start poaching their customers
van a tomar represalias si empezamos a robarles clientes2verb + object + adverb
devolverle el golpe a
congeniar con alguienPete and Sue hit it off immediately
Pete y Sue enseguida congeniaronI didn't exactly hit it off with his family
Pete y Sue se cayeron bien desde el principio
Pete y Sue se cayeron bien desde el principio
a su familia no le caí muy bien, que digamos2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (mimic)
(solution)he hit on the idea of …
se le ocurrió la idea de …2 (make sexual advances to) (American English) [slang]
tratar de ligarse a [colloquial]
tirarse un lance con (River Plate area) [colloquial]
afanar (Peru) [colloquial]3 (ask for) (American English) [slang]to hit on somebody
pedirle algo a alguien
sablearle algo a alguien [colloquial]
manguearle algo a alguien (River Plate area) [slang]
pegarle (2 (attack verbally)to hit out
atacar algo/a alguien
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