hit on
phrasal to make especially sexual overtures to

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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

  • hit on — phr verb Hit on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑formula, ↑idea …   Collocations dictionary

  • hit on — I (Roget s IV) , v. Syn. realize, come upon, stumble on; see discover , find 1 , recognize 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I (or upon) verb 1. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: catch, surprise, take. Informal: hit. See SURPRISE. 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • hit on — vb American a. to chat up , attempt to seduce, accost sexually or romantically b. to aggress, bully or criticise c. to importune or beg for money All senses of the term became popular in the 1980s, especially among teenagers. The unorthodox verb… …   Contemporary slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”