hit the dirt
Definition of hit the dirt
: to drop down to the ground suddenly She hit the dirt when the gunfire started.
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
: a filthy or soiling substance (such as mud, dust, or grime)
: something worthless
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