hit on
phrasal to make especially sexual overtures to

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hit on — hit upon 1) he hit on the truth Cagney hit upon a great idea for the finale Syn: discover, come up with, think of, conceive of, dream up, work out, invent, create, devise, design, pioneer; uncover, stumble on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hit\ on — • hit (up)on v To happen to meet, find, or reach; to choose or think by chance, John hit on a business that was just starting to grow rapidly. There seemed to be several explanations of the crime, but the detectives hit on the right one the first …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit on — v. t. To make sexual advances toward; usually of men making advances to women. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hit on — N. Amer. informal make sexual advances towards. → histrionics hit on discover or think of, especially by chance. → histrionics …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit on — (someone) to clearly show that you are sexually attracted to someone. Pete doesn t even realize half the time when girls are hitting on him. Related vocabulary: come on to someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hit on : present tense I/you/we/they hit on he/she/it hits on present participle hitting on past tense hit on past participle hit on 1) hit on or hit upon hit on something to suddenly have an idea They hit on… …   English dictionary

  • hit on — or hit upon 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hit on an idea or a solution to a problem, or hit upon it, you think of it. [V P n] After running through the numbers in every possible combination, we finally hit on a solution. Syn: stumble on 2) PHRASAL VERB… …   English dictionary

  • hit on — or[hit upon] {v.} To happen to meet, find, or reach; to choose or think by chance, * /John hit on a business that was just starting to grow rapidly./ * /There seemed to be several explanations of the crime, but the detectives hit on the right one …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit on — or[hit upon] {v.} To happen to meet, find, or reach; to choose or think by chance, * /John hit on a business that was just starting to grow rapidly./ * /There seemed to be several explanations of the crime, but the detectives hit on the right one …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit on — verb a) To flirt with; to approach and speak to (someone), seeking romance, love, sex, etc. Thats the third guy that has hit on her tonight. b) To discover …   Wiktionary

  • hit on — I. think of, come up with    Ko was a nurse until she hit on the idea of selling jewelry. II. talk to in a sexual manner, come onto    When he hit on a waitress, we asked him to stop …   English idioms

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