baseball A successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball).
The act of contacting one thing with another:
— Repeated hitting raised a large bruise.
— After three misses she finally got a hit.
A conspicuous success:
— That song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career.
Dutch: klapper, knaller, succes, topper
Polish: hit, przebój
physics A brief event in which two or more bodies come together.
A dose of a narcotic drug.
A murder carried out by an underworld syndicate.
A connection made via the internet to another website.
Cause to move by striking.
Hit against; come into sudden contact with:
— The car hit a tree.
Dutch: haalden door, haalde door, treffen, uitwissen
Deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
Dutch: kloppen, een opduvel geven, kletsen, raken, slaan, treffen, uithalen
Reach a destination, either real or abstract:
— We hit Detroit by noon.
— I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts.
Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely:
— We were hit by really bad weather.
Encounter by chance.
Gain points in a game:
— He hit a home run.
— He hit .300 in the past season.
Dutch: inschieten, scoren
Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
Kill intentionally and with premeditation.
Dutch: afmaken, doden, killen, koud maken, liquideren, mollen, om het leven brengen, om zeep helpen, ombrengen, omleggen ... show more
Drive something violently into a location:
— He hit his fist on the table.
Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level:
— The thermometer hit 100 degrees.
Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments.
Hit the intended target or goal.
Pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to.
Moby thesaurus: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, accomplish, accord, achieve, adverse criticism, affect, agree, ambush, animadversion, answer to, antimasque, antitoxin, approach, arrest the thoughts, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, aspersion ... show more.
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