To hit off
Hit Hit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hitting}.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.] 1. To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at). [1913 Webster]

I think you have hit the mark. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit. [1913 Webster]

Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails with him. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He scarcely hit my humor. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To guess; to light upon or discover. ``Thou hast hit it.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point. [1913 Webster]

{To hit off}, to describe with quick characteristic strokes; as, to hit off a speaker. --Sir W. Temple.

{To hit out}, to perform by good luck. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hit — Hit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hitting}.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.] 1. To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hit wicket — is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. This method of dismissal is governed by Law 35 of the Laws of cricket. The striker is out Hit wicket if, after the bowler has entered his delivery stride and while the ball is in play, his wicket… …   Wikipedia

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