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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)

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.

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"