Badly or adversely affected: "Official rescue and recovery efforts were ... just getting underway in this ravaged port city and more than a dozen other hard-hit towns” ( R. Jeffrey Smith). (adjective)
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Use "hard-hit" in a sentence
"In baseball, “he really clocked it” refers to the hard-hit ball; in football, “he really clocked him” is said over the sprawled-out form of the well-tackled runner."
"But Mr. Donovan's push for a settlement of at least $25 billion always relied on delivering as many attorneys general as possible, particularly in hard-hit states like California and Florida."
"Daimler shares were hard-hit during last year's stock market rout, but regained some ground since the beginning of the year amid a gradual recovery of the overall market."