"hits" in the noun sense
baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball
"he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
2. hit, hitting, striking
the act of contacting one thing with another
"repeated hitting raised a large bruise"
"after three misses she finally got a hit"
3. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang
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"
4. collision, hit
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"
a dose of a narcotic drug
a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
"it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
a connection made via the internet to another website
"WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
"hits" in the verb sense
cause to move by striking
"hit a ball"
2. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
hit against come into sudden contact with
"The car hit a tree"
"He struck the table with his elbow"
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
"He hit her hard in the face"
4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
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"
5. hit, strike
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"
6. shoot, hit, pip
hit with a missile from a weapon
7. stumble, hit
encounter by chance
"I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
8. score, hit, tally, rack up
gain points in a game
"The home team scored many times"
"He hit a home run"
"He hit .300 in the past season"
9. hit, strike, come to
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"
10. strike, hit
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"
11. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove
kill intentionally and with premeditation
"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
12. hit, strike
drive something violently into a location
"he hit his fist on the table"
"she struck her head on the low ceiling"
13. reach, hit, attain
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"
14. strike, hit
produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments
"The pianist strikes a middle C"
"strike `z' on the keyboard"
hit the intended target or goal
pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to
"He tries to hit on women in bars"
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