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hit as in (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
  • "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
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hit as in the act of contacting one thing with another
  • "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"
  • "after three misses she finally got a hit"

Synonyms

  • hitting the act of contacting one thing with another
  • striking the physical coming together of two or more things; the act of contacting one thing with another; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
hit as in a conspicuous success
  • "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
  • "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
  • "the party went with a bang"

Synonyms

  • smash with a loud crash; a vigorous blow; a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles) ; a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head ; the act of colliding with something; a conspicuous success; hit hard; break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; reduce to bankruptcy; hit violently; humiliate or depress completely; damage or destroy as if by violence; hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke ; collide or strike violently and suddenly; overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
  • smasher a person who smashes something ; a very attractive or seductive looking woman ; a conspicuous success
  • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
  • bang directly; a vigorous blow; a sudden very loud noise ; a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead ; the swift release of a store of affective force; a conspicuous success; strike violently; to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; close violently; move noisily; have sexual intercourse with; leap, jerk, bang
hit as in (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
  • "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"

Synonyms

  • collision (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together; an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
hit as in a dose of a narcotic drug
    hit as in a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
    • "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
    hit as in a connection made via the internet to another website
    • "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
    hit as in cause to move by striking
    • "hit a ball"
    hit as in hit against
    • "come into sudden contact with"
    • "The car hit a tree"
    • "He struck the table with his elbow"

    Synonyms

    • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    • impinge on hit against
    • run into be beset by; collide violently with an obstacle; hit against; come together
    • collide with hit against
    hit as in deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
    • "He hit her hard in the face"
    hit as in reach a destination, either real or abstract
    • "We hit Detroit by noon"
    • "The water reached the doorstep"
    • "We barely made it to the finish line"
    • "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

    Synonyms

    • reach the limits within which something can be effective; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; the act of physically reaching or thrusting out ; the limit of capability; reach a destination, either real or abstract; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; move forward or upward in order to touch; be in or establish communication with; to gain with effort; to extend as far as; reach a goal; place into the hands or custody of; to exert much effort or energy
    • make a recognizable kind; the act of mixing cards haphazardly ; engage in; give certain properties to something; make or cause to be or to become; cause to do; give rise to; create or manufacture a man-made product; make, formulate, or derive in the mind; compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; create by artistic means; earn on some commercial or business transaction; create or design, often in a certain way; to compose or represent; reach a goal; be or be capable of being changed or made into; make by shaping or bringing together constituents; perform or carry out; make by combining materials and parts; change from one form into another; act in a certain way so as to acquire; charge with a function; achieve a point or goal; reach a destination, either real or abstract; institute, enact, or establish; carry out or commit; form by assembling individuals or constituents; organize or be responsible for; put in order or neaten; head into a specified direction; have a bowel movement; undergo fabrication or creation; be suitable for; add up to; amount to; constitute the essence of; appear to begin an activity; proceed along a path; reach in time; gather and light the materials for; prepare for eating by applying heat; induce to have sex; assure the success of; represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; consider as being; calculate as being; cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; favor the development of; develop into; behave in a certain way; eliminate urine
    • attain to gain with effort; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; find unexpectedly; reach a destination, either real or abstract
    • arrive at reach a destination, either real or abstract
    • gain a quantity that is added; the advantageous quality of being beneficial ; the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input ; the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating ; obtain; win something through one's efforts; derive a benefit from; reach a destination, either real or abstract; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; rise in rate or price; increase or develop; earn on some commercial or business transaction; increase (one's body weight)
    hit as in affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
    • "We were hit by really bad weather"
    • "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"
    • "The earthquake struck at midnight"

    Synonyms

    • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    hit as in hit with a missile from a weapon

      Synonyms

      • shoot a new branch ; the act of shooting at targets; hit with a missile from a weapon ; kill by firing a missile ; fire a shot; make a film or photograph of something; send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; run or move very quickly or hastily; move quickly and violently; throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; record on photographic film; emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; cause a sharp and sudden pain in; force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; throw dice, as in a crap game ; spend frivolously and unwisely; score; utter fast and forcefully; measure the altitude of by using a sextant; produce buds, branches, or germinate; give an injection to
      • pip kill by firing a missile ; hit with a missile from a weapon ; defeat thoroughly; a disease of poultry ; a minor nonspecific ailment ; a small hard seed found in some fruits ; a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) ; a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
      hit as in encounter by chance
      • "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

      Synonyms

      • stumble an unsteady uneven gait ; an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; walk unsteadily; miss a step and fall or nearly fall; encounter by chance; make an error
      hit as in gain points in a game
      • "The home team scored many times"
      • "He hit a home run"
      • "He hit .300 in the past season"

      Synonyms

      • score gain points in a game; make small marks into the surface of; make underscoring marks ; write a musical score for ; induce to have sex; get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); a written form of a musical composition; a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; a set of twenty members; grounds; the facts about an actual situation; an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) ; a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; the act of scoring in a game or sport; a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
      • tally a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; a bill for an amount due ; the act of counting; be compatible, similar or consistent; gain points in a game; keep score, as in games ; determine the sum of
      • rack up gain points in a game; place in a rack; defeat thoroughly; supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
      hit as in cause to experience suddenly
      • "Panic struck me"
      • "An interesting idea hit her"
      • "A thought came to me"
      • "The thought struck terror in our minds"
      • "They were struck with fear"

      Synonyms

      • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      • come to cause to experience suddenly; be relevant to; attain; return to consciousness
      hit as in make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
      • "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"
      • "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"
      • "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

      Synonyms

      • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      hit as in kill intentionally and with premeditation
      • "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

      Synonyms

      • murder kill intentionally and with premeditation; alter so as to make unrecognizable; unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
      • slay kill intentionally and with premeditation
      • dispatch an official report (usually sent in haste) ; the act of sending off something ; the property of being prompt and efficient; killing a person or animal ; send away towards a designated goal ; complete or carry out; kill intentionally and with premeditation; dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; kill without delay
      • bump off kill intentionally and with premeditation
      • off kill intentionally and with premeditation; from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); at a distance in space or time; no longer on or in contact or attached; not in operation or operational; below a satisfactory level; (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; in an unpalatable state; not performing or scheduled for duties
      • polish off finish a task completely; kill intentionally and with premeditation; finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
      • remove degree of figurative distance or separation; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; remove from a position or an office ; dispose of; cause to leave; shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; go away or leave; kill intentionally and with premeditation; get rid of something abstract
      hit as in drive something violently into a location
      • "he hit his fist on the table"
      • "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

      Synonyms

      • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      hit as in reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
      • "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"
      • "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

      Synonyms

      • reach the limits within which something can be effective; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; the act of physically reaching or thrusting out ; the limit of capability; reach a destination, either real or abstract; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; move forward or upward in order to touch; be in or establish communication with; to gain with effort; to extend as far as; reach a goal; place into the hands or custody of; to exert much effort or energy
      • attain to gain with effort; reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; find unexpectedly; reach a destination, either real or abstract
      hit as in produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments
      • "The pianist strikes a middle C"
      • "strike `z' on the keyboard"

      Synonyms

      • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
      hit as in hit the intended target or goal
        hit as in pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
        • "He tries to hit on women in bars"

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