hit list

noun

Definition of hit list

: a list of persons or programs to be opposed or eliminated broadly : a list of those targeted for special attention or treatment

Examples of hit list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police later found his hit list, which included Governor Evers. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 And then there was the hit list with her name on it, belonging to a man who shot and killed a former Wisconsin judge. Ruby Cramer, Washington Post, 9 July 2022 More than 250 species of woody plants are on the cicada hit list, including saplings, ornamental shrubs, blueberry bushes, grapevines, and bramble fruit bushes like blackberries. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 9 June 2022 Uhde's alleged hit list had more than a dozen names and was found inside his car outside Roemer's home. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 7 June 2022 Two senior law enforcement officials briefed on the incident said the alleged hit list included U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Michael Kosnar, NBC News, 4 June 2022 Uhde had a hit list that included U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told ABC News. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 7 June 2022 Two senior law enforcement officials briefed about the incident said the apparent hit list included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, Wisconsin Gov. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 7 June 2022 According to Sky Italia, Juve are speaking to Angel Di Maria’s agent about the Argentina international who is out of contract this summer, while Giacomo Raspadori of Sassuolo is reportedly high on Juve’s hit list. Adam Digby, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hit list

1972, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

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“Hit list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20list. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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