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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Idioms for hit

Origin of hit

First recorded before 1100; 1865–70, Americanismfor def. 5a; Middle English hitten,Old English hittan; perhaps from 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for hit

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

hit

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