hit off


Definition of hit off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to characterize precisely and usually satirically in a brilliant metaphor … hits himself off with terrible accuracy— V. S. Pritchett really hits off the contours and hierarchies of an English village with an amusing slyness— H. J. Laski broadly : imitate hits off an old turkey-gobbler to perfection

intransitive verb

: to be in harmony or agreement : accord soft shade that will hit off with anything his late arrival hit off perfectly with our plan


plural -s

Definition of hit-off (Entry 2 of 2)

: a clever imitation did an amusing hit-off of his brother

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“Hit off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20off. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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