hit on/upon

Definition of hit on/upon

  1. 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. 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

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

    :  to come in quick forceful 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 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

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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