Definition of hit on/upon
1 US, informal : to talk to (someone) in order to try to start a sexual relationship She's always being/getting hit on at the gym. Some drunk at the bar was hitting on her.
2 : to succeed in finding (something, such as a solution) She thought about the problem for days before she finally hit on a solution. We hit upon the answer accidentally.
Word by Word Definitions
: to reach with or as if with a sudden blow
: to come in quick forceful contact with
: to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion
: an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit
: a stroke of luck
: a great success
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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