hit off

verb

Definition of hit off

transitive verb
:to characterize precisely and usually satirically
  • in a brilliant metaphor … hits himself off with terrible accuracy
  • —V. S. Pritchett
  • really hits off the contours and hierarchies of an English village with an amusing slyness
  • —H. J. Laski
; broadly :imitate
  • hits off an old turkey-gobbler to perfection
intransitive verb
:to be in harmony or agreement :accord
  • soft shade that will hit off with anything
  • his late arrival hit off perfectly with our plan

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hit-off

noun

Definition of hit-off

plural -s
:a clever imitation
  • did an amusing hit-off of his brother

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