Definition of "hit" []

  • To come into contact with forcefully; strike: The car hit the guardrail. (verb-transitive)
  • To reach with or as if with a blow: The bullet hit the police officer in the shoulder. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to come into contact: She hit her hand against the wall. (verb-transitive)
  • To deal a blow to. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike with a missile: fired and hit the target. (verb-transitive)
  • To deal (a blow or stroke) to (a person or thing); strike (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To come into violent contact with (verb)
  • To reach or strike with a missile, thrown object, etc (verb)
  • To make or cause to make forceful contact; knock or bump (verb)
  • To propel or cause to move by striking (verb)
  • To score (runs) (verb)
  • To affect (a person, place, or thing) suddenly or adversely (verb)
  • To become suddenly apparent to (a person) (verb)
  • To achieve or reach (verb)
  • To experience or encounter (verb)
  • To murder (a rival criminal) in fulfilment of an underworld contract or vendetta (verb)
  • To accord or suit (esp in the phrase hit one's fancy) (verb)
  • To guess correctly or find out by accident (verb)
  • To set out on (a road, path, etc) (verb)
  • To arrive or appear in (verb)
  • To demand or request from (verb)
  • To drink an excessive amount of (alcohol) (verb)
  • An impact or collision (noun)
  • A shot, blow, etc, that reaches its object (noun)
  • An apt, witty, or telling remark (noun)
  • A person or thing that gains wide appeal (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A stroke of luck (noun)
  • A murder carried out as the result of an underworld vendetta or rivalry (noun)
  • A drag on a cigarette, a swig from a bottle, a line of a drug, or an injection of heroin (noun)
  • A single visit to a website (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hit" in a sentence
  • "Send lawyers, guns and money ... the $hit has hit the fan! by"
  • "Instead, we opened an Arabic Pandora's box and let the $hit hit the fan."
  • "Send lawyers, guns and money ... the $hit is about to hit the fan! by"