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Meaning: HIT

1(n)(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'he came all the way around on Williams' hit'
2(n)the act of contacting one thing with another
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'repeated hitting raised a large bruise'
Usage: 'after three misses she finally got a hit'
Synonym: hitting, striking,
3(n)a conspicuous success
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career'
Usage: 'that new Broadway show is a real smasher'
Usage: 'the party went with a bang'
Synonym: bang, smash, smasher, strike,
4(n)(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
Type: 'noun.event'
Usage: 'the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction'
Synonym: collision,
5(n)a dose of a narcotic drug
Type: 'noun.artifact'
6(n)a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit'
7(n)a connection made via the internet to another website
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide'
1(v)cause to move by striking
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'hit a ball'
2(v)hit against; come into sudden contact with
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The car hit a tree'
Usage: 'He struck the table with his elbow'
Synonym: collide with, impinge on, run into, strike,
3(v)deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'He hit her hard in the face'
4(v)reach a destination, either real or abstract
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'We hit Detroit by noon'
Usage: 'The water reached the doorstep'
Usage: 'We barely made it to the finish line'
Usage: 'I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts'
Synonym: arrive at, attain, gain, make, reach,
5(v)affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'We were hit by really bad weather'
Usage: 'He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager'
Usage: 'The earthquake struck at midnight'
Synonym: strike,
6(v)hit with a missile from a weapon
Type: 'verb.competition'
Synonym: pip, shoot,
7(v)encounter by chance
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant'
Synonym: stumble,
8(v)gain points in a game
Type: 'verb.competition'
Usage: 'The home team scored many times'
Usage: 'He hit a home run'
Usage: 'He hit .300 in the past season'
Synonym: rack up, score, tally,
9(v)cause to experience suddenly
Type: 'verb.perception'
Usage: 'Panic struck me'
Usage: 'An interesting idea hit her'
Usage: 'A thought came to me'
Usage: 'The thought struck terror in our minds'
Usage: 'They were struck with fear'
Synonym: come to, strike,
10(v)make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
Type: 'verb.competition'
Usage: 'The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939'
Usage: 'We must strike the enemy's oil fields'
Usage: 'in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2'
Synonym: strike,
11(v)kill intentionally and with premeditation
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered'
Synonym: bump off, dispatch, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay,
12(v)drive something violently into a location
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'he hit his fist on the table'
Usage: 'she struck her head on the low ceiling'
Synonym: strike,
13(v)reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'The thermometer hit 100 degrees'
Usage: 'This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour'
Synonym: attain, reach,
14(v)produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The pianist strikes a middle C'
Usage: 'strike `z' on the keyboard'
Usage: 'her comments struck a sour note'
Synonym: strike,
15(v)consume to excess
Type: 'verb.consumption'
Usage: 'hit the bottle'
16(v)hit the intended target or goal
Type: 'verb.competition'
17(v)pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'He tries to hit on women in bars'

Total  24 results found
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