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English noun: hit

1. hit (act) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)


SamplesHe came all the way around on Williams' hit.


Broader (hypernym)effort, exploit, feat


Narrower (hyponym)base hit, safety


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. hit (act) the act of contacting one thing with another


SamplesRepeated hitting raised a large bruise.
After three misses she finally got a hit.


Synonymshitting, striking


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


Narrower (hyponym)bunt, contusion, crash, fly, fly ball, ground ball, groundball, grounder, header, hopper, plunk, plunker, scorcher, screamer, smash

3. hit (act) a conspicuous success


SamplesThat 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.


Synonymsbang, smash, smasher, strike


Broader (hypernym)success


Narrower (hyponym)blockbuster, megahit, sleeper, smash hit

4. hit (event) (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together


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


Synonymscollision


Broader (hypernym)contact, impinging, striking


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

5. hit (artifact) a dose of a narcotic drug


Broader (hypernym)dosage, dose

6. hit (act) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate


SamplesIt has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit.


Broader (hypernym)execution, murder, slaying

7. hit (act) a connection made via the internet to another website


SamplesWordNet gets many hits from users worldwide.


Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, joining


English verb: hit

1. hit (contact) cause to move by striking


SamplesHit a ball.


ExamplesThe children hit the ball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Narrower (hyponym)backhand, bounce, bunker, bunt, cannon, carry, clap, connect, croquet, double, drag a bunt, dribble, drive, drive, fly, follow through, foul, ground, ground, ground out, heel, hole, hole out, hook, kill, kill, loft, pitch, play, pop, pull, putt, racket, shank, shell, shoot, single, slice, smash, snap, snick, toe, toe, top, triple, undercut, volley, whang

2. hit (contact) hit against; come into sudden contact with


SamplesThe car hit a tree.
He struck the table with his elbow.


ExamplesThe car hits the tree


Synonymscollide with, impinge on, run into, strike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bottom, bottom out, broadside, bump, bump into, butt against, clash, collide, connect, glance, jar against, knock, knock against, ping, rear-end, run into, spang, spat, stub, thud


Verb groupstrike


Antonymsmiss

3. hit (contact) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument


SamplesHe hit her hard in the face.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to hit his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bash, bat, bat, bat, bean, belt, biff, blast, bludgeon, bonk, boom, bop, box, brain, buff, buffet, catch, clap, club, conk, cosh, crack, cudgel, cut, fustigate, get, hook, kick, lace into, lam into, lay into, nail, pitch into, plug, poke, pommel, pop, pound, pummel, punch, sandbag, slam, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, sock, stun, swat, swig, swipe, tear into, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, wham, whap, whop, whop

4. hit (motion) reach a destination, either real or abstract


SamplesWe 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.


ExamplesThey hit the water


Synonymsarrive at, attain, gain, make, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)access, bottom out, breast, catch up, come through, culminate, find, get at, get through, ground, make, peak, run aground, scale, summit, surmount, top, top out


Entailgo, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupmake

5. hit (contact) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely


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


ExamplesThe wind storms hit the area with dust and dirt


Synonymsstrike


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Verb grouphit, strike

6. hit (competition) hit with a missile from a weapon


Synonymspip, shoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound


Narrower (hyponym)grass, gun down, kneecap


Verb groupblast, hit, pip, shoot, shoot, strike

7. hit (possession) encounter by chance


SamplesI stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant.


Synonymsstumble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come by, come into

8. hit (competition) gain points in a game


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


Synonymsrack up, score, tally


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win


Narrower (hyponym)ace, convert, convert, convert, eagle, equalise, equalize, get, get even, have, hole up, homer, kick, make, par, shoot, walk


Entailcompete, contend, vie

9. hit (perception) cause to experience suddenly


SamplesPanic struck me.
An interesting idea hit her.
A thought came to me.
The thought struck terror in our minds.
They were struck with fear.


Synonymscome to, strike


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, strike

10. hit (competition) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsstrike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


Narrower (hyponym)chop, retaliate, slice, strike back, stroke


Verb grouphit, hit, pip, shoot, strike

11. hit (social) kill intentionally and with premeditation


SamplesThe mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered.


ExamplesSam cannot hit Sue


Synonymsbump off, dispatch, murder, off, polish off, remove, slay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Narrower (hyponym)burke, execute

12. hit (motion) drive something violently into a location


SamplesHe hit his fist on the table.
She struck her head on the low ceiling.


Synonymsstrike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)smash

13. hit (motion) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level


SamplesThe thermometer hit 100 degrees.
This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour.


Synonymsattain, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get


Narrower (hyponym)break even, max out

14. hit (contact) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically


SamplesThe pianist strikes a middle C.
Strike `z' on the keyboard.
Her comments struck a sour note.


Synonymsstrike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch

15. hit (consumption) consume to excess


SamplesHit the bottle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

16. hit (competition) hit the intended target or goal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Entailaim, direct, take, take aim, train

17. hit (communication) pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to


SamplesHe tries to hit on women in bars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)approach









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