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hit
British English: /hɪt/
American English: /hɪt/

Translation of hit in French:

noun

  • 1 (blow, stroke in sport)
    (in fencing)
    to give the ball a tremendous hit
    frapper la balle très fort
    to score a hit
    (Sport) [figurative]
    marquer un point
    direct hit
  • 2 (success) (play, film etc) to be a big ou smash hit (show, film)
    avoir or remporter un succès fou
    to be a hit with the public
    avoir beaucoup de succès auprès du public
    to make a hit with somebody
    (person)
    faire grosse impression sur quelqu'un
    she's a big hit with my son
    mon fils l'adore
    before n (song, play, musical, record)
  • 5 (Computing)
    (visit to website)
    (websearch match)
    page (f) trouvée

transitive verb p prés -tt- prét, pp hit

  • 1 (strike)
    (person, ball)
    (head, arm) (windscreen, wall)
    to hit one's head/knee on something
    se cogner la tête/le genou contre quelque chose
    his father used to hit him
    son père le battait
    to hit a good shot (in tennis, cricket)
    jouer une bonne balle
    to hit a nail with a hammer
    enfoncer un clou à coups de marteau
    to hit the brakes
    écraser le frein
  • 2 (strike as target)
    (bullet, assassin, torpedo) (victim, target, ship, enemy)
  • 3
    (collide violently) (vehicle, wall)
    (more violently)
    (vehicle) (person)
    the plane hit the runway with a bump
    l'avion s'est posé lourdement sur la piste
  • 4 (affect adversely)
    (group, incomes, industry)
    to be hit by strikes/bad weather
    être affecté par les grèves/le mauvais temps
    hardest ou worst hit will be small businesses
    ce sont les petits commerces qui seront les plus touchés
    his father's death hit him badly
    la mort de son père l'a beaucoup affecté
  • 5 (become apparent to) See examples: it suddenly hit me that …
    je me suis soudain rendu compte que …
    then it hit me!
    tout d'un coup j'ai réalisé (informal)!
  • 6 (reach)
    arriver à [quelque chose]
    (motorway, main road)
    [figurative] (figures, weight) (level)
  • 7 (come upon)
    (traffic, problem, bad weather)
    you'll hit the worst of the rush hour
    tu vas tomber en pleine heure d'affluence
  • 8
    [informal]
    (go to) See examples: to hit the town
    sortir s'amuser
    let's hit the pub/club
    allons au pub/en boîte
  • 9
    [informal]
    (attack)
    (robbers) (bank etc)
  • 11
    [informal]
    (scrounge) See examples: to hit somebody for something
    taper (informal) quelque chose à quelqu'un
  • 12
    [informal]
    (in cards) See examples: ‘hit me!’
    ‘donne-moi une carte!’

Idioms

to hit somebody in the eye

a colour which hits you between the eyes

une couleur criarde

[informal]
to hit the big time

[informal]
to hit the ceiling ou roof

sauter au plafond

to hit the jackpot

remporter le gros lot

to hit it off with somebody

bien s'entendre avec quelqu'un

[informal]
not to know what has hit one

être sidéré

a beer would just hit the spot (informal)!

une bière ferait (bien) l'affaire!

Phrasal verbs

hit back

1 hit back 2 hit [somebody] back
rendre un coup à [quelqu'un]
well, if he hits you, hit him back!
eh bien, s'il te frappe, rends-le lui (coup pour coup)!
3 hit [something] back
(ball)

hit out

hit out [literal]
distribuer des coups à droite et à gauche
[figurative] to hit out at
(neglect, complacency)

hit upon

hit on
1 hit (up)on [something]
(idea)
(evidence, solution)
(present)
(problem)
you've hit on a bad time
tu tombes mal
2 hit on [somebody] (slang) (American English)
(informal) (person)

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