hard-hit
adjective Date: 1826 profoundly stricken ; affected in an especially negative way <
one of the industries particularly hard-hit during the downturn
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  • hard-hit — (härdʹhĭtʹ) adj. Badly or adversely affected: “Official rescue and recovery efforts were... just getting underway in this ravaged port city and more than a dozen other hard hit towns” (R. Jeffrey Smith). * * * …   Universalium

  • hard hit — Gravely affected by some trouble, or by love • • • Main Entry: ↑hit * * * badly affected hard hit by falling oil prices …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-hit — hard hitˈ adjective 1. Seriously hurt, as by a loss of money, the death of a loved one, etc 2. Deeply smitten with love • • • Main Entry: ↑hard * * * hard hit «HAHRD HIHT», adjective. severely stricken by misfortune, grief, or disaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-hit — /had ˈhɪt/ (say hahd hit) adjective severely and adversely affected: hard hit by the drought; *exact losses could not be ascertained until farmers had access to their land in the hard hit areas –tasmanian country, 1990 …   Australian English dictionary

  • hard hit — adjective a) In severe difficulties b) Severely affected by a problem …   Wiktionary

  • hard hit —  1. Financially crippled.  2. Deeply in love …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hard-hit|ting — «HAHRD HIHT ihng», adjective. Informal. striking or capable of striking with powerful impact; forceful; vigorous; aggressive; powerful …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-hit·ting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be hit hard by sth/be hard hit by sth — be hit hard/be hard hit (by sth) ► to be badly affected by something: »Car makers were among the hardest hit as consumers bought fewer vehicles last month. »The area has been hit hard by job losses in textiles and furniture. Main Entry: ↑hit …   Financial and business terms

  • be hit hard/be hard hit — (by sth) ► to be badly affected by something: »Car makers were among the hardest hit as consumers bought fewer vehicles last month. »The area has been hit hard by job losses in textiles and furniture. Main Entry: ↑hit …   Financial and business terms

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