hit the trail

Definition of hit the trail

chiefly US
:to begin a journey
  • We should be ready to hit the trail by 8:00.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : 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

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

trail play
  1. : to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground

  2. : to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner

  3. : to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground

  1. : a track made by passage especially through a wilderness

  2. : a marked or established path or route especially through a forest or mountainous region

  3. : a trace or mark left by something that has passed or been drawn along : scent, track


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