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Definition 1: the act of contacting one thing with another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
  • after three misses she finally got a hit

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(... is a kind of hit ) the action of bruising

"the bruise resulted from a contusion"

(... is a kind of hit ) the act of colliding with something

"his crash through the window" "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

(... is a kind of hit ) (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

(... is a kind of hit ) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

(... is a kind of hit ) (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

(... is a kind of hit ) (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head

(... is a kind of hit ) a very hard hit ball

(... is a kind of hit ) (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly

Definition 2: a conspicuous success - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

(... is a kind of hit ) an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

(... is a kind of hit ) an unexpected hit

"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"

Definition 3: (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he came all the way around on Williams' hit

(hit is a kind of ...) a notable achievement

"he performed a great feat" "the book was her finest effort"

(... is a kind of hit ) (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

(hit belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 4: a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit

(hit is a kind of ...) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

Definition 5: a connection made via the internet to another website - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide

(hit is a kind of ...) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

"the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"

Definition 6: a dose of a narcotic drug - [noun denoting artifact]

(hit is a kind of ...) a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

Definition 7: (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together - [noun denoting event]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(hit belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 8: pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to - [verb of communication]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He tries to hit on women in bars

(hit is a kind of ...) make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion

"I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"

Definition 9: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target - [verb of competition]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a ball so that it causes a backspin

(... is a kind of hit ) hit sharply

(... is a kind of hit ) strike a ball with a smooth blow

(... is a kind of hit ) make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil

"The Empire strikes back" "The Giants struck back and won the opener" "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) hit with a missile from a weapon

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: hit with a missile from a weapon - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of hit ) strike down or shoot down

(... is a kind of hit ) shoot down, of birds

(... is a kind of hit ) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

"They kneecapped the industrialist"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) kill by firing a missile

Definition 11: gain points in a game - [verb of competition]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The home team scored many times
  • He hit a home run
  • He hit .300 in the past season

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

"The home team was gaining ground" "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference" "win points"

(... is a kind of hit ) compensate; make the score equal

(... is a kind of hit ) obtain a base on balls

(... is a kind of hit ) score an ace against

"He aced his opponents"

(... is a kind of hit ) score a hole in one

(... is a kind of hit ) shoot in two strokes under par

(... is a kind of hit ) make a goal

"He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

(... is a kind of hit ) achieve a point or goal

"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a home run

(... is a kind of hit ) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone

"Smith converted and his team won"

(... is a kind of hit ) complete successfully

"score a penalty shot or free throw"

(... is a kind of hit ) score (a spare)

(... is a kind of hit ) score

"shoot a basket" "shoot a goal"

(... is a kind of hit ) make a score (on a hole) equal to par

(hit implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 12: hit the intended target or goal - [verb of competition]

(hit is a kind of ...) attain success or reach a desired goal

"The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

(hit implies ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

Definition 13: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He hit her hard in the face

(hit is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

"bat the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) use a bat

"Who's batting?"

(... is a kind of hit ) have a turn at bat

"Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction

"cut a Ping-Pong ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

"the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

(... is a kind of hit ) deliver a hard blow to

"The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved"

(... is a kind of hit ) deliver a blow to

"He belted his opponent"

(... is a kind of hit ) deliver a quick blow to

"he punched me in the stomach"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

"He slugged me so hard that I passed out"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit hard

"The teacher whacked the boy"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike, usually with the fist

"The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike, beat repeatedly

"The wind buffeted him"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with the fist

"I'll box your ears!"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a club or a bludgeon

(... is a kind of hit ) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise

"The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit hard

"He smashed a 3-run homer"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting

(... is a kind of hit ) strike violently

"slam the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit violently, as in an attack

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with the foot

"The boy kicked the dog" "Kick the door down"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a swiping motion

(... is a kind of hit ) inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with a hook

"His opponent hooked him badly"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit swiftly with a violent blow

"Swat flies"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit hard

(... is a kind of hit ) hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball

(... is a kind of hit ) hit or strike

"He popped me on the head"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

"the rock caught her in the back of the head" "The blow got him in the back" "The punch caught him in the stomach"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit, especially on the head

"The stranger conked him and he fainted"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with a cosh, usually on the head

(... is a kind of hit ) hit on the head

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a cudgel

Definition 14: hit against; come into sudden contact with - [verb of contact]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car hit a tree
  • He struck the table with his elbow

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

"She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"

(... is a kind of hit ) crash together with violent impact

"The cars collided" "Two meteors clashed"

(... is a kind of hit ) collide violently with an obstacle

"I ran into the telephone pole"

(... is a kind of hit ) knock against with force or violence

"My car bumped into the tree"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit the ground

"the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a dull sound

"Bullets were thudding against the wall"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a sound like that of falling rain

"Bullets were spatting the leaves"

(... is a kind of hit ) land on or hit solidly

"The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

(... is a kind of hit ) collide with the broad side of

"her car broad-sided mine"

(... is a kind of hit ) collide with the rear end of

"The car rear-ended me"

(... is a kind of hit ) leap, jerk, bang

"Bullets spanged into the trees"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with a pinging noise

"The bugs pinged the lamp shade"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit at an angle

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Definition 15: produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments - [verb of contact]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pianist strikes a middle C
  • strike `z' on the keyboard

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Definition 16: cause to move by striking - [verb of contact]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hit a ball

(hit is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of hit ) kick or strike high in the air

"loft a ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance

(... is a kind of hit ) hit the ball into the hole

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with a driver, as in teeing off

"drive a golf ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

"drive a ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit or play a ball successfully

"The batter connected for a home run"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games

"She killed the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit with great force

"He killed the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

"pull the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a ball) with a racket

(... is a kind of hit ) propel

"Carry the ball" "dribble the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) drive away by hitting with one's ball

"croquet the opponent's ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit before it touches the ground

"volley the tennis ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

"shoot craps" "shoot a golf ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a three-base hit

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a two-base hit

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a single

"the batter singled to left field"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

(... is a kind of hit ) strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a groundball

"he grounded to the second baseman"

(... is a kind of hit ) put in play with a snap

"snap a football"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a fly

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction

(... is a kind of hit ) drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club

(... is a kind of hit ) make an out by hitting the ball on the ground

(... is a kind of hit ) strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

"clap two boards together"

(... is a kind of hit ) make a cannon

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a foul ball

(... is a kind of hit ) propel or hit with force

"whang the ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot

(... is a kind of hit ) strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter

"he putted the ball several feet past the hole"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit onto the ground

(... is a kind of hit ) hit the pitches of hard and regularly

"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"

(... is a kind of hit ) carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a pop-fly

"He popped out to shortstop"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a tennis ball backhand

(... is a kind of hit ) hit something so that it bounces

"bounce a ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit a golf ball into a bunker

(... is a kind of hit ) hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club

(... is a kind of hit ) strike with the heel of the club

"heel a golf ball"

(... is a kind of hit ) shoot or hit in a particular manner

"She played a good backhand last night"

Definition 17: affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely - [verb of contact]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were hit by really bad weather
  • He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager
  • The earthquake struck at midnight

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 18: reach a destination, either real or abstract - [verb of motion]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for hit in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of hit ) hit or reach the ground

(... is a kind of hit ) succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

"We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body

(... is a kind of hit ) succeed in reaching; arrive at

"The arrow found its mark"

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) reach in time

"We barely made the plane"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach or ascend the top of

"The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach the summit (of a mountain)

"They breasted the mountain" "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"

(... is a kind of hit ) to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity

"That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929" "Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach the low point

"Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach or gain access to

"How does one access the attic in this house?" "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach the highest point of

"We scaled the Mont Blanc"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach the point where one should be after a delay

"I caught up on my homework"

(hit implies ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 19: drive something violently into a location - [verb of motion]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hit his fist on the table
  • she struck her head on the low ceiling

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of hit ) hit violently

"She smashed her car against the guard rail"

Definition 20: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level - [verb of motion]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
  • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(... is a kind of hit ) reach a maximum

"I maxed out on all my credit cards"

(... is a kind of hit ) attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport

Definition 21: cause to experience suddenly - [verb of perception]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 22: encounter by chance - [verb of possession]

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) obtain, especially accidentally

Samples where hit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Synonyms for hit in the sense of this definition

(hit is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of hit ) murder without leaving a trace on the body

(... is a kind of hit ) murder in a planned fashion

"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

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