hit out at

phrasal verb

hit out at; hitting out at; hits out at
: to make an angry attack against (someone)
The singer hit out at her critics.

Examples of hit out at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen pulled no punches while hitting out at the social chatter. Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 Trump and allies hit out at the story at the rally on Saturday, and Moreno's wife released a statement laying the controversy squarely at Dolan's feet. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 Apple has hit out at Spotify over competition complaints. David Phelan, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 After Harry’s award was announced earlier this month, two former senior officers in the British military hit out at the idea that his piloting skills were remarkable. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Kevin Dietsch—Getty Images The Activision Blizzard boss has hit out at the British government’s competition regulator, accusing officials who blocked his company’s $69 billion acquisition by Microsoft of misunderstanding the gaming industry. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2023

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“Hit out at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20out%20at. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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