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Idioms for hit

Origin of hit

before 1100; 1865–70, Americanism for def 5a; Middle English hitten, Old English hittan; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hitta to come upon (by chance), meet with

synonym study for hit

1. See strike, beat. 25, 27, 29. See blow1.

OTHER WORDS FROM hit

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British Dictionary definitions for hit it off

hit
/ (hɪt) /

verb hits, hitting or hit (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for hit

Old English hittan, from Old Norse hitta
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Idioms and Phrases with hit it off (1 of 2)

hit it off

Get along well together, as in I was so glad that our parents hit it off. In the 17th century this phrase was put simply as hit it, the adverb off being added only in the mid-1800s.

Idioms and Phrases with hit it off (2 of 2)

hit

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