hit off

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verb

transitive verb

: to characterize precisely and usually satirically
in a brilliant metaphor … hits himself off with terrible accuracyV. S. Pritchett
really hits off the contours and hierarchies of an English village with an amusing slynessH. 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

hit-off

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noun

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

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Etymology

Noun

hit off

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“Hit off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20off. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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