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hit someone

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hit someone

verb phrase

  1. (also hit someone up) To solicit money, a favor, etc: I'll hit Joe for ten bucks/ She hit him up for a big raise (1882+)
  2. To have a strong impact on; distress; overwhelm: Kennedy's death hit me pretty hard (1891+)
  3. o present; reveal: I wanna hit you with a very profitable idea (1960s+)
  4. To deal another card (1940s+ Cardplaying)
  5. To serve another drink: He signaled the bartender. ''Hit us again'' (1940s+)
  6. To administer a narcotic, esp by injection (1940s+ Narcotics)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • That's it, clinch your fist and raise it up as though you were going to hit someone.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Sherman they missed, but hit someone else and they fled to the woods.

    The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham
  • He raised his gun twice to shoot but he kept dodgin around the house an he didn' want to shoot when he might hit someone else.

  • Each man seems to feel that he is sure to hit someone if he fires into the mass and that another will pick off the leader.

    The Black Watch Scout Joe Cassells
  • The way they go strewing the stuff about around us is such that they're bound to hit someone or something before long.

  • They have no idea that the bullet may miss that object and hit someone beyond.

  • And then he would try to sit erect, swinging his arms as though he were trying to hit someone.

    The Ranchman Charles Alden Seltzer

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