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hit (upon)

verb

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to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
  • the popular belief that Sir Isaac Newton hit upon his understanding of gravity at the sight of an apple falling from a tree

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“Hit (upon).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hit%20%28upon%29. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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