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(person)she hit him with her handbagpegarle ahe hit her across the facele pegó or le dio un golpe con el bolsohe hit the table with his fistle cruzó la carashe hit a marvelous backhanddio un puñetazo en la mesato hit a man when he's downhizo or dio un maravilloso revésto hit somebody where it hurts mostpegarle a alguien en el sueloto hit the brakes/accelerator [colloquial]darle a alguien donde más le duele(let's) hit it! (American English)darle al freno/al acelerador [colloquial]hit it, man! it's nine thirty already!¡dale!¡rápido!to hit somebody for money/a loan¡apura, hombre, ya son las nueve y media!to hit the road o the trail hit the road, Jack, and don't you ever come back to hit the sack o the haypegarle un sablazo a alguien [colloquial]tirarle la manga or pechar a alguien (River Plate area) [colloquial]1.2 (strike) the hurricane hit the town yesterdayirse al catre or al sobre or (in Spain also) a la piltra [colloquial]passers-by were hit by flying glassel huracán se desató sobre la ciudad ayerthe truck hit a treelos transeúntes fueron alcanzados por trozos de cristalthe house was hit by a bombel camión chocó con or contra un árbolthe bullet hit him in the leguna bomba cayó sobre la casaI've been hit!la bala le dio or lo alcanzó en la piernawe destroyed their camp before they knew what had hit them¡me han dado!that design hits you in the eye as you walk indestruimos su campamento antes de que pudieran reaccionaryou feel nothing for a while; then tiredness hits youese diseño es lo primero que salta a la vista al entrarto hit one's head/arm on o against somethingal principio no sientes nada, luego te entra el cansancioto hit the ceiling o the roofdarse un golpe en la cabeza/el brazo contra algodarse 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 markyou've hit it exactlysus burlas habían dado en el blancohe doesn't seem to be hitting the high notes properlyhas dado justo en el clavo2.2 (attack)parece que no llega bien a los agudos(opponent/enemy)the critics hit the new play hardthieves have hit many stores in the area (American English)los críticos arremetieron contra la nueva obra2.3 (score) (Sport)ha habido robos en muchas tiendas de la zonato hit a home runanotarsehacer 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 badlythe low-income groups are hardest hitlas huelgas han afectado gravemente a la producciónthink how it would hit your familylos grupos de bajos ingresos son los más afectadospiensa 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)4.2 (reach) the price of oil hit $40 a barreltoparse conthe dollar hit a new highel precio del petróleo llegó a or alcanzó los 40 dólares por barrilwe're bound to hit the main road sooner or laterla cotización del dólar alcanzó un nuevo récordto hit town [colloquial]tarde o temprano tenemos que salir a la carretera principalto hit the headlinesllegar a la ciudadhis record first hit the charts two weeks agosalir en primera planato hit the big timesu disco entró por primera vez en las listas hace dos semanasthis model will hit the market in 2005llegar a la famaa new craze has hit the streetseste modelo se lanzará al mercado en 2005una 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 (occur to) See examples: suddenly it hit me: why not … ?it suddenly hit me where I'd seen him beforede repente se me ocurrió: ¿por qué no … ?de 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 (deal blow) he hits hard1.2 (collide) 1.3 (strike target)pega duro or fuerteExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (blow, stroke) (Sport) 1.2 (in shooting)(of artillery)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 (success) [colloquial] the Beatles' Greatest Hitsthe show/song was a big hitlos Grandes Éxitos de los Beatlesto score a hitel espectáculo/la canción fue un gran éxito or [colloquial] un exitazohe's a big hit with the teenyboppersmarcar un gol [colloquial]you made a big hit with my motheres muy popular entre los quinceañerosle caíste muy bien a mi madremi 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]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]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
- 1.1 (think of)
- 1.1 (strike) See examples:to hit out (
- [colloquial] → hit on 3
- → hit on 1
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