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hit

hit

 
pronunciation:
hIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hit, hits, hitting
definition 1: to deliver a blow or stroke to.
synonyms:
clout, club, paste, rap, smite, strike, wallop
similar words:
bang, bat, batter, beat, belt, box, buffet, catch, clip, cuff, hammer, knock, lambaste, nail, poke, pound, pummel, punch, shock, slap, smack, smash, sock, thwack, whack, whale
definition 2: to collide or come in contact with.
The stone hit the window.
synonyms:
bump, knock, strike
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
buffet, collide, contact, crash, encounter, whack
definition 3: to reach accurately after being thrown or otherwise launched.
The bullet hit the target.
similar words:
reach, shoot, smite, strike, zap
definition 4: to drive by striking.
He hit the golf ball.
synonyms:
smite, strike, stroke
similar words:
bat, bunt, drive, propel, putt, tap
definition 5: to reach or achieve (an amount or degree).
The car hit top speed.
synonyms:
attain
similar words:
achieve, arrive at, reach, strike
definition 6: to discover, find, or meet with.
I hit some difficulty in the job.
synonyms:
come across, encounter, find, meet
similar words:
discover, happen upon
definition 7: to have a severe effect on.
Her death hit me hard.
synonyms:
affect, devastate, impress, upset
similar words:
move, overwhelm, smite, strike, touch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to strike a blow using a fist or weapon.
synonyms:
knock, rap, smite, strike
similar words:
bang, batter, beat, hammer, pound, punch, smash
definition 2: to come into collision with another object.
synonyms:
bump, collide, strike
similar words:
crash, knock, shock, smash
definition 3: to succeed in reaching a desired conclusion (usu. fol. by on or upon).
He hit on the answer unexpectedly.
synonyms:
come, happen, strike
similar words:
arrive, chance, come across, stumble
definition 4: in baseball, to attempt to strike the ball so as to reach a base.
synonyms:
bat, bunt, strike
similar words:
swat
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a collision, as of two objects.
synonyms:
bump, collision, impact
similar words:
buffet, contact, crash, strike, wallop
definition 2: a blow or stroke.
synonyms:
bang, blow, buffet, clout, stroke, wallop
similar words:
beat, belt, box, clip, cuff, knack, paste, punch, sock, strike, thwack
definition 3: a performance or other event of great popularity.
The movie was a big hit.
synonyms:
sellout, smash
antonyms:
flop
similar words:
sensation, success, triumph
definition 4: in baseball, the batter's successful contact with the ball so as to reach a base.
synonyms:
bunt, line drive, swat
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
blooper
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derivations: hitless (adj.), hitter (n.)
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