hit
I. verb (hit; hitting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hyttan, probably from Old Norse hitta to meet with, hit Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to reach with or as if with a blow b. to come in contact with <
the ball hit the window
>
c. to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion 2. a. to cause to come into contact b. to deliver (as a blow) by action c. to apply forcefully or suddenly <
hit the brakes
>
3. to affect especially detrimentally <
farmers hit by drought
>
4. to make a request of <
hit his friend for 10 dollars
>
— often used with up 5. to discover or meet especially by chance 6. a. to accord with ; suit b. reach, attain <
prices hit a new high
>
c. to arrive or appear at, in, or on <
hit town
>
<
the best time to hit the stores
>
d. of fish to bite at or on e. to reflect accurately <
hit the right note
>
f. to reach or strike (as a target) especially for a score in a game or contest <
couldn't seem to hit the basket
>
g. bat 2b 7. to indulge in excessively <
hit the bottle
>
8. to deal another card to (as in blackjack) intransitive verb 1. a. to strike a blow b. to arrive with a forceful effect like that of a blow <
the storm hit
>
2. a. to come into contact with something b. attack c. of a fish strike 11b d. bat 1 3. to succeed in attaining or coming up with something — often used with on or upon <
hit on a solution
>
4. obsolete to be in agreement ; suit 5. of an internal combustion engine to fire the charge in the cylinders • hitter noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. an act or instance of hitting or being hit <
more hits than misses
>
2. a. a stroke of luck b. a great success 3. a telling or critical remark 4. base hit 5. a quantity of a drug ingested at one time 6. a premeditated murder committed especially by a member of a crime syndicate 7. an instance of connecting to a particular Web site <
a million hits per day
>
8. a successful match in a search (as of a computer database or the Internet) • hitless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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