hit the deck


: to drop down to the floor suddenly
She hit the deck when the gunfire started.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Caleb McConnel hit the deck a half-dozen times for Rutgers. Dave Skretta, Chron, 22 Mar. 2021 Gary Payton hit the deck after being fouled by Tatum and did a couple pushups. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2022 The Cardinals' 62-50 victory was still in doubt when Cochran hit the deck with 2:23 remaining in the regional championship game, and the sophomore forward played a starring role in securing the victory. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 29 Mar. 2022 But Ewan hit the deck at the end of Stage 3 and broke his collarbone. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 16 July 2021 The night’s best chuckle came about when Marchand hit the deck with 1:35 remaining the second period, the victim of referee Wes McCauley banging into him in the right-wing corner of the Bruins’ attacking zone. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023 Sometimes, more players hit the deck than balls found the mark as the Goodyear Blimp glided overhead. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 Baty hit the deck with a sore foot and his first big-league bruise. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2022 The hose reduces vibrations from the main rotor and the failure led to severe vibrations that caused the rotor to hit the deck as the aircraft landed on an aircraft carrier on Aug. 31, 2021, off San Diego, the Navy said. CBS News, 4 May 2022 See More

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“Hit the deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20the%20deck. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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