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hit

noun

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1 a person or thing that is successful
  • the new babysitter turned out to be a hit with the kids

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2 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
  • the quarterback can't take too many more hits like that and escape permanent injury

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hit

verb

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1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • a good carpenter hits a nail just two or three times to drive it in

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2 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • when she fell on the ice, she hit hard and badly bruised her elbow

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3 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • the rock band hit "the big time" with their third album

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The first known use of hit was before the 12th century

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“Hit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hit. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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