verb (used with object), hit, hit·ting.
- to make (a base hit): He hit a single and a home run.
- bat1 (def. 11).
verb (used without object), hit, hit·ting.
- 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.
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences from the Web for hit
That left a handful of strike force teammates, including Giuliani, Powell and Ellis, who has booked her TV hits without the campaign’s permission and told others that being on TV is key to success.Rudy Giuliani’s post-election meltdown starts to become literal|Dan Zak, Josh Dawsey|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Below, Heidi, the queen of isolated cooking, shares five of her greatest hits.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food|Christina Bernstein|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
“We certainly took a pretty big hit in advertising dollars that people paused,” he said.Yelp CEO is encouraged by antitrust case against Google|Verne Kopytoff|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Niantic’s experiments are still being bankrolled by their 2016 first-party hit Pokémon Go, which SensorTower estimates is having its best year ever in 2020.To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world|Lucas Matney|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Roethlisberger left Sunday’s game temporarily after grabbing his left knee following a hit by two Cowboys defenders.Ben Roethlisberger among four Steelers players quarantined as coronavirus contacts|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Where these laser-like missiles are falling out of the sky onto a city and you have to stop each of them from hitting the targets?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot.Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wonderland posted videos taken with a hidden camera—in a cross necklace, or inside a watch or glasses—of him hitting on women.
And soon all of America got to see Ray in the ring with Janay, hitting her with a shot in the jaw.
So some are hitting the road and finding success – via the tourism industry.
Who was going to come down when you was hitting at him with that big stick?Quicksilver|George Manville Fenn
We know how we can shoot, and that if we fire at a hat there ain't no chance of our hitting the head inside.Redskin and Cow-Boy|G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
They seem to have been shot with the intention of hitting the body.Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War|United States Senate
Mike had not been well-disposed towards the invaders before, but now he ran amok, hitting out right and left at random.Mike|P. G. Wodehouse
The Chukch drawings too are roughly and clumsily executed, but many of them exhibit a certain power of hitting off the object.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II|A.E. Nordenskieold
British Dictionary definitions for hit
verb hits, hitting or hit (mainly tr)
- 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
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