hit up

phrasal verb

hit up; hitting up; hits up
US, informal
: to ask (someone) for something (such as money)
She's waiting for the right moment to hit up her father for a loan.
I donated money to that charity a few months ago, and they're already hitting me up for more.

Examples of hit up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kick off Coachella weekend right and hit up this first-night headliner on Friday night. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Steve Christensen, Khruangbin’s longtime producer, explained it to me like this: Just about every day, he gets hit up on Instagram by folks asking how to achieve a particular Khruangbin sound. Ryan Bradley MacLeod Andrews Emma Kehlbeck Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 In 2021, Jagger hit up a North Carolina bar ahead of a performance and no one seemed to recognize him, to the delight of social media. Taijuan Moorman, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 Today, the singer and beauty entrepreneur hit up Bristol Farms in Los Angeles and emerged with an armful of flowers. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2024 On Sunday, the Oscar winner, 51, shared photos of herself, son Moses, 17, and daughter Apple, 19, hitting up Lou Nashville and The Station Inn. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2024 More touring: The band wraps up the European leg today and will return stateside for a month and a half break before picking up again, this time hitting up the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 There were no theme parks to hit up while out this way, so Kinsley and her father toured the Indianapolis Speedway and visited a local go-kart racing. The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2024 After finally being dumped by the tempestuous Sukie, Jamie decides to lug Marian on a road trip to Tallahassee, intending to hit up all of the best gay bars on the way down. David Sims, The Atlantic, 21 Feb. 2024

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“Hit up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20up. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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