hit the pavement

Definition of hit the pavement

US, informal

  1. :  to go out in search of something or for a specific purpose I grabbed the classifieds and hit the pavement, looking for a new job.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  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

pavementplay
  1. :  a paved surface: such as

    :  the artificially covered surface of a public thoroughfare

    :  sidewalk


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