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hit

hit

pronunciation:
hIt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hit, hits, hitting
definition 1: to give a blow or stroke to; strike.
He hit the ground with a stick.
synonyms:
club, rap, strike
similar words:
bang, bat, batter, beat, box, clip, cuff, hammer, knock, pound, punch, slap, smack, smash, whack
definition 2: to come in contact with.
The stone hit the window.
synonyms:
bump, strike
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
collide, contact, crash, encounter, whack
definition 3: to drive or send by striking.
He hit the golf ball with the club.
synonyms:
strike
similar words:
bat, bunt, drive, propel, putt
definition 4: to reach or get to.
The car hit its top speed.
synonyms:
attain
similar words:
achieve, arrive at, reach, strike
definition 5: to find, meet with, or discover.
I hit some trouble in that math problem.
synonyms:
come across, encounter, find, meet
similar words:
discover, happen upon
definition 6: to have a strong effect on.
Her leaving town hit me hard.
synonyms:
affect, devastate, upset
similar words:
move, overwhelm, strike, touch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a blow or stroke.
The boxer took three hits to the stomach.
synonyms:
bang, blow, stroke
similar words:
beat, box, clip, cuff, knack, punch, sock, strike
definition 2: someone or something that is very popular.
The young piano player was a hit with the audience.The movie was a big hit.
synonyms:
smash
antonyms:
flop
similar words:
sensation, success, triumph
definition 3: the batter's successful contact with the ball so as to reach a base in a baseball game.
He got a base hit.
synonyms:
bunt
antonyms:
miss
derivations: hitless (adj.), hitter (n.)
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