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hit the road

Definition of hit the road

informal

  1. :  to begin a journey <We hit the road before dawn.> :  to go away :  leave <Well, I guess it's time to hit the road.> <She angrily told him to hit the road.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a blow

    :  to come in contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

roadplay
  1. :  roadstead

    :  an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals

    :  one lying outside of an urban district :  highway


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