- to make (a base hit): He hit a single and a home run.
- bat1 (def. 11).
- a game won by a player after the opponent has thrown off one or more men from the board.
- any winning game.
- (in information retrieval) an instance of successfully locating an item of data, as in a database or on the internet: When I search for my name, I get lots of hits.
- an instance of accessing a website.
- to represent or describe precisely or aptly: In his new book he hits off the American temperament with amazing insight.
- to imitate, especially in order to satirize.
- to deal a blow aimlessly: a child hitting out in anger and frustration.
- to make a violent verbal attack: Critics hit out at the administration's new energy policy.
- to ask to borrow money from: He hit me up for ten bucks.
- to inject a narcotic drug into a vein.
Idioms about hit
- to go out on the town; go nightclubbing: We'll hit the high spots when you come to town.
- to do something in a quick or casual manner, paying attention to only the most important or obvious facets or items: When I clean the house I hit the high spots and that's about all. This course will hit the high spots of ancient history.
Origin of hit
OTHER WORDS FROM hit
Words nearby hit
How to use hit in a sentence
Return to the car and restart it, and the radio is now magically on channel 2, tormenting you with the lamest, er, greatest popular hits of our day.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular-Science
Still, it’s unlikely that Popeyes’ pescatarian offering will come close to matching its big-clucking-deal hit.Popeyes’ new fish sandwich is a muted sequel to the chicken sandwich blockbuster of 2019|Emily Heil|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Leonard said the NBA was putting “money over health,” a direct hit on the league’s values.The NBA’s week of controversies show how hard life is outside of the bubble|Ben Golliver|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
The Driver twists, slamming the hit man’s head against one wall, then another.What floor?|Sophia Nguyen|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
She noted that categories normally known for brand licensing agreements — entertainment venues, sports, and experiential industries — have taken a hit due to the pandemic.Hearst turns to first-party data to look for new brand licensing categories|Erika Wheless|February 10, 2021|Digiday
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was friends with her drummer from Sleater-Kinney, and I met Carrie, and we just hit it off.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We hit it off amazingly well, and started a real friendship.
They were the machine gun bullets coming from the ambush when my company got hit.
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
One of the men seemed pretty bad, being hit in the head and in the body.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He could hit upon no plan, and he couldn't muster confidence to turn in.
The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for hit
- a person or thing that gains wide appealshe's a hit with everyone
- (as modifier)a hit record
- a murder carried out as the result of an underworld vendetta or rivalry
- (as modifier)a hit squad
Word Origin for hit
Other Idioms and Phrases with hit
In addition to the idioms beginning with hit
- hit a snag
- hit below the belt
- hit between the eyes
- hit bottom
- hit it big
- hit it off
- hit on
- hit on all cylinders
- hit one's stride
- hit one where one lives
- hit or miss
- hit out
- hit parade
- hit the books
- hit the bottle
- hit the bricks
- hit the bull's-eye
- hit the ceiling
- hit the deck
- hit the fan
- hit the ground running
- hit the hay
- hit the high spots
- hit the jackpot
- hit the mark
- hit the nail on the head
- hit the road
- hit the roof
- hit the sack
- hit the spot
- hit up for
- hit upon
- (hit) below the belt
- can't hit the broad side of a barn
- heavy hitter
- make a hit
- pinch hitter
- smash hit