hit the street

Definition of hit the street

  1. :  to become available for illegal purchase These new illegal drugs only recently hit the street.

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

streetplay
  1. :  a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks

    :  the part of a street reserved for vehicles

    :  a thoroughfare with abutting property

  1. :  of or relating to the streets: such as

    :  adjoining or giving access to a street

    :  carried on or taking place in the street


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