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hit

 (hĭt)
v. hit, hit·ting, hits
v.tr.
1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike: The car hit the guardrail.
2.
a. To cause to come into contact: She hit her hand against the wall.
b. To deal a blow to: He hit the punching bag.
c. To cause an implement or missile to come forcefully into contact with: hit the nail with a hammer.
3. To press or push (a key or button, for example): hit the return key by mistake.
4. Sports
a. To reach with a propelled ball or puck: hit the running back with a pass.
b. To score in this way: She hit the winning basket.
c. To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully: couldn't hit the jump shot.
d. To propel with a stroke or blow: hit the ball onto the green.
5. Baseball
a. To execute (a base hit) successfully: hit a single.
b. To bat against (a pitcher or kind of pitch) successfully: can't hit a slider.
6.
a. To affect, especially adversely: The company was hit hard by the recession. Influenza hit the elderly the hardest.
b. To be affected by (a negative development): Their marriage hit a bad patch.
7. Informal
a. To win (a prize, for example), especially in a lottery.
b. To arise suddenly in the mind of; occur to: It finally hit him that she might be his long-lost sister.
8.
a. Informal To go to or arrive at: We hit the beach early.
b. Informal To attain or reach: Monthly sales hit a new high. She hit 40 on her last birthday.
c. To produce or represent accurately: trying to hit the right note.
9. Games To deal cards to.
10. Sports To bite on or take (bait or a lure). Used of a fish.
v.intr.
1. To strike or deal a blow.
2.
a. To come into contact with something; collide.
b. To attack: The raiders hit at dawn.
c. To happen or occur: The storm hit without warning.
3. To achieve or find something desired or sought: finally hit on the answer; hit upon a solution to the problem.
4. Baseball To bat or bat well: Their slugger hasn't been hitting lately.
5. Sports To score by shooting, especially in basketball: hit on 7 of 8 shots.
6. To ignite a mixture of air and fuel in the cylinders. Used of an internal-combustion engine.
n.
1.
a. A collision or impact.
b. A successfully executed shot, blow, thrust, or throw.
c. Sports A deliberate collision with an opponent, such as a body check in ice hockey.
2. A successful or popular venture: a Broadway hit.
3. Computers
a. A match of data in a search string against data that one is searching.
b. A connection made to a website over the internet or another network: Our company's website gets about 250,000 hits daily.
4. An apt or effective remark.
5. Abbr. H Baseball A base hit.
6. Slang
a. A dose of a narcotic drug.
b. A puff of a cigarette or a pipe.
7. Slang A murder planned and carried out usually by a member of an underworld syndicate.
Phrasal Verbs:
hit on Slang
To pay unsolicited romantic attention to: can't go into a bar lately without being hit on.
hit up Slang
To approach and ask (someone) for something, especially for money: tried to hit me up for a loan.
Idioms:
hit it big Slang
To be successful: investors who hit it big on the stock market.
hit it off Informal
To get along well together.
hit the books Informal
To study, especially with concentrated effort.
hit the bottle/booze/sauce Slang
To engage in drinking alcoholic beverages.
hit the bricks Slang
To go on strike.
hit the fan Slang
To have serious, usually adverse consequences.
hit the ground running Informal
To begin a venture with great energy, involvement, and competence.
hit the hay/sack Slang
To go to bed: hit the hay well before midnight.
hit the high points/spots
To direct attention to the most important points or places.
hit the jackpot
To become highly and unexpectedly successful, especially to win a great deal of money.
hit the nail on the head
To be absolutely right.
hit the road Slang
To set out, as on a trip; leave.
hit the roof/ceiling Slang
To express anger, especially vehemently.
hit the spot
To give total or desired satisfaction, as food or drink.
hit the wall
1. To become suddenly and extremely fatigued, especially when participating in an endurance sport, such as running.
2. To lose effectiveness suddenly or come to an end: The stock rally hit the wall when interest rates rose.

[Middle English hitten, from Old English hyttan, from Old Norse hitta.]

hit′less adj.
hit′ta·ble adj.

hit

(hɪt)
vb (mainly tr) , hits, hitting or hit
1. (also intr) to deal (a blow or stroke) to (a person or thing); strike: the man hit the child.
2. to come into violent contact with: the car hit the tree.
3. to reach or strike with a missile, thrown object, etc: to hit a target.
4. to make or cause to make forceful contact; knock or bump: I hit my arm on the table.
5. to propel or cause to move by striking: to hit a ball.
6. (Cricket) cricket to score (runs)
7. to affect (a person, place, or thing) suddenly or adversely: his illness hit his wife very hard.
8. to become suddenly apparent to (a person): the reason for his behaviour hit me and made the whole episode clear.
9. to achieve or reach: to hit the jackpot; unemployment hit a new high.
10. to experience or encounter: I've hit a slight snag here.
11. slang to murder (a rival criminal) in fulfilment of an underworld contract or vendetta
12. to accord or suit (esp in the phrase hit one's fancy)
13. to guess correctly or find out by accident: you have hit the answer.
14. informal to set out on (a road, path, etc): let's hit the road.
15. informal to arrive or appear in: he will hit town tomorrow night.
16. informal chiefly US and Canadian to demand or request from: he hit me for a pound.
17. slang to drink an excessive amount of (alcohol): to hit the bottle.
18. (Music, other) hit it music slang start playing
19. hit skins slang US to have sexual intercourse
20. hit the sack hit the hay slang to go to bed
21. not know what has hit one to be completely taken by surprise
n
22. an impact or collision
23. a shot, blow, etc, that reaches its object
24. an apt, witty, or telling remark
25. informal
a. a person or thing that gains wide appeal: she's a hit with everyone.
b. (as modifier): a hit record.
26. informal a stroke of luck
27. slang
a. a murder carried out as the result of an underworld vendetta or rivalry
b. (as modifier): a hit squad.
28. slang a drag on a cigarette, a swig from a bottle, a line of a drug, or an injection of heroin
29. (Computer Science) computing a single visit to a website
30. make a hit with score a hit with informal to make a favourable impression on
[Old English hittan, from Old Norse hitta]

hit

(hɪt)

v. hit, hit•ting,
n. v.t.
1. to deal a blow or stroke to: Hit the nail with the hammer.
2. to come against with an impact: The wheel hit the curb.
3. to reach with a missile, a weapon, a blow, or the like, as one throwing, shooting, or striking: Did the arrow hit the target?
4. Baseball.
a. to make (a base hit).
5. to drive or propel by a stroke: to hit a ball onto the green.
6. to affect severely: to be hit hard by inflation.
7. to request or demand of: He hit me for a loan.
8. to reach or attain (a specified level or amount): Prices hit a new high.
9. to be appear in: The story hit the front page.
10. to land on or arrive in: The troops hit the beach at dawn.
11. to give (someone) another playing card, drink, portion, etc.
12. to come or light upon; meet with; find: to hit the right answer.
13. to succeed in representing or producing exactly: to hit the right tone.
14. Informal. to begin to travel on: Let's hit the road.
v.i.
15. to strike with a missile, a weapon, or the like; deal a blow or blows.
16. to come into collision (often fol. by against, on, or upon).
17. (of an internal-combustion engine) to ignite a mixture of air and fuel as intended.
18. to come or light (usu. fol. by upon or on ): to hit on a new way.
19. hit off,
a. to represent or describe precisely or aptly.
b. to imitate, esp. in order to satirize.
20. hit on, Slang. to make persistent sexual advances to.
21. hit out,
a. to deal a blow aimlessly.
b. to make a violent verbal attack: to hit out angrily at one's critics.
22. hit up, Slang.
a. to ask to borrow money from.
b. to inject a narcotic drug into a vein.
n.
23. an impact or collision, as of one thing against another.
24. a stroke that reaches an object; blow.
25. a stroke of satire, censure, etc.
26. base hit.
27. Backgammon.
a. a game won by a player after the opponent has thrown off one or more men from the board.
b. any winning game.
28. a successful stroke, performance, or production; success: The play is a hit.
29. Slang. a dose of a narcotic drug.
30.
a. Computers. (in information retrieval) an instance of successfully locating an item of data in the memory bank of a computer.
b. an instance of accessing a Web site.
31. Slang. a murder, esp. one carried out by criminal prearrangement.
Idioms:
1. hit it off, to be immediately compatible; get along.
2. hit or miss, without concern for correctness or detail; haphazardly.
3. hit the books, Slang. to study hard.
4. hit the ceiling or roof, Informal. to lose one's temper; become enraged.
5. hit the hay or sack, Slang. to go to bed; go to sleep.
6. hit the nail on the head, to say or do exactly the right thing.
7. hit the road, Informal. to begin or resume traveling.
[before 1100; Middle English; late Old English hittan, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hitta to come upon (by chance), meet with]
hit′ter, n.
syn: See beat.

hit

To hit someone or something means to touch them quickly with a lot of force. The past tense and past participle of 'hit' is hit, not 'hitted'.

He hit the burglar with a candlestick.
The truck had hit a wall.

hit


Past participle: hit
Gerund: hitting

Imperative
hit
hit
Present
I hit
you hit
he/she/it hits
we hit
you hit
they hit
Preterite
I hit
you hit
he/she/it hit
we hit
you hit
they hit
Present Continuous
I am hitting
you are hitting
he/she/it is hitting
we are hitting
you are hitting
they are hitting
Present Perfect
I have hit
you have hit
he/she/it has hit
we have hit
you have hit
they have hit
Past Continuous
I was hitting
you were hitting
he/she/it was hitting
we were hitting
you were hitting
they were hitting
Past Perfect
I had hit
you had hit
he/she/it had hit
we had hit
you had hit
they had hit
Future
I will hit
you will hit
he/she/it will hit
we will hit
you will hit
they will hit
Future Perfect
I will have hit
you will have hit
he/she/it will have hit
we will have hit
you will have hit
they will have hit
Future Continuous
I will be hitting
you will be hitting
he/she/it will be hitting
we will be hitting
you will be hitting
they will be hitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hitting
you have been hitting
he/she/it has been hitting
we have been hitting
you have been hitting
they have been hitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hitting
you will have been hitting
he/she/it will have been hitting
we will have been hitting
you will have been hitting
they will have been hitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hitting
you had been hitting
he/she/it had been hitting
we had been hitting
you had been hitting
they had been hitting
Conditional
I would hit
you would hit
he/she/it would hit
we would hit
you would hit
they would hit
Past Conditional
I would have hit
you would have hit
he/she/it would have hit
we would have hit
you would have hit
they would have hit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
exploit, feat, effort - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
baseball, baseball game - 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!"
2.hit - the act of contacting one thing with anotherhit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
contusion - the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
crash, smash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
bunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
ground ball, groundball, grounder, hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
scorcher, screamer - a very hard hit ball
plunker, plunk - (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
3.hit - a conspicuous success; "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"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
megahit, smash hit, blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
4.hit - (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come togetherhit - (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
5.hit - a dose of a narcotic drug
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
6.hit - a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
7.hit - a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
joining, connexion, connection - 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"
Verb1.hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
play - shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
foul - hit a foul ball
cannon - make a cannon
clap - strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
ground out - make an out by hitting the ball on the ground
toe - drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
shank - hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
pitch - hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
fly - hit a fly
snap - put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
whang - propel or hit with force; "whang the ball"
undercut - strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot
putt - strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter; "he putted the ball several feet past the hole"
heel - strike with the heel of the club; "heel a golf ball"
toe - hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
bunker - hit a golf ball into a bunker
bounce - hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball"
backhand - hit a tennis ball backhand
pop - hit a pop-fly; "He popped out to shortstop"
follow through - carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball
shell - hit the pitches of hard and regularly; "He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
ground - hit onto the ground
ground - hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
top - strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
pull - hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
kill - hit with great force; "He killed the ball"
kill - hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"
connect - hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"
drive - hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"
hole, hole out - hit the ball into the hole
bunt, drag a bunt - hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
snick - hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
racket - hit (a ball) with a racket
dribble, carry - propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"
slice - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
hook - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
single - hit a single; "the batter singled to left field"
double - hit a two-base hit
triple - hit a three-base hit
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
smash - hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
volley - hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball"
croquet - drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"
loft - kick or strike high in the air; "loft a ball"
2.hit - hit againsthit - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
stub - strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object; "She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
ping - hit with a pinging noise; "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
spang, bang - leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
rear-end - collide with the rear end of; "The car rear-ended me"
broadside - collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"
connect - land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
spat - strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
thud - strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall"
bottom - strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
bottom out - hit the ground; "the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"
bump, knock - knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
bump into, jar against, knock against, run into, butt against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
strike - 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"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
glance - hit at an angle
miss - fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target"
3.hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
clap - strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
bang, slam - strike violently; "slam the ball"
lace into, lam into, lay into, pitch into, tear into - hit violently, as in an attack
kick - strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
swipe - strike with a swiping motion
smite - inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
hook - hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
swat - hit swiftly with a violent blow; "Swat flies"
bash, sock, whap, whop, bonk, bop - hit hard
bean - hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
pop - hit or strike; "He popped me on the head"
catch, get - 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"
conk - hit, especially on the head; "The stranger conked him and he fainted"
cosh - hit with a cosh, usually on the head
brain - hit on the head
smash, blast, boom, nail - hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
crack - hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
stun, sandbag - hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
bat - strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"
bat - use a bat; "Who's batting?"
bat - have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"
cut - hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
pound, thump, poke - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
smack, thwack - deliver a hard blow to; "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved"
belt - deliver a blow to; "He belted his opponent"
punch, plug - deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach"
slug, swig, slog - strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
wallop, whack, wham, whop - hit hard; "The teacher whacked the boy"
biff, pommel, pummel - strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
buff, buffet - strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him"
box - hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!"
bludgeon, club - strike with a club or a bludgeon
cudgel, fustigate - strike with a cudgel
4.hit - reach a destination, either real or abstracthit - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "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"
catch up - reach the point where one should be after a delay; "I caught up on my homework"
surmount, scale - reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
get at, access - 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"
bottom out - reach the low point; "Prices bottomed out and started to rise again after a while"
peak, top out - 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"
summit, breast - reach the summit (of a mountain); "They breasted the mountain"; "Many mountaineers go up Mt. Everest but not all summit"
top - reach or ascend the top of; "The hikers topped the mountain just before noon"
make - reach in time; "We barely made the plane"
find - succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrow found its mark"
culminate - reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
come through, get through - succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems; "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"
run aground, ground - hit or reach the ground
5.hit - affect or afflict suddenly, usually adverselyhit - 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"
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
strike, hit - 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"
6.hit - hit with a missile from a weapon
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
strike, hit - 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"
shoot, blast - fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away"
gun down - strike down or shoot down
grass - shoot down, of birds
kneecap - shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning; "They kneecapped the industrialist"
pip, shoot - kill by firing a missile
7.hit - encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
come into, come by - obtain, especially accidentally
8.hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
par - make a score (on a hole) equal to par
shoot - score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
convert - score (a spare)
convert - complete successfully; "score a penalty shot or free throw"
convert - 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"
homer - hit a home run
gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, gain, advance - 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"
kick - make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
eagle - shoot in two strokes under par
hole up - score a hole in one
ace - score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
walk - obtain a base on balls
equalise, equalize, get even - compensate; make the score equal
get, have, make - achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
9.hit - cause to experience suddenlyhit - cause to experience suddenly; "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"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
10.hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a targethit - 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"
attack, assail - 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"
slice - hit a ball so that it causes a backspin
chop - hit sharply
stroke - strike a ball with a smooth blow
shoot, pip, hit - hit with a missile from a weapon
strike back, retaliate - 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, strike - 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"
11.hit - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
kill - 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"
burke - murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
12.hit - drive something violently into a locationhit - drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
move, displace - 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"
smash - hit violently; "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
13.hit - reach a point in time, or a certain state or levelhit - reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
arrive, come, get - reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
max out - reach a maximum; "I maxed out on all my credit cards"
break even - attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
14.hit - produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphoricallyhit - produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
15.hit - consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
16.hit - hit the intended target or goal
bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win, come through - 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"
17.hit - pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"
approach - make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"

hit

verb
1. strike, beat, knock, punch, belt (informal), deck (slang), bang, batter, clip (informal), slap, bash (informal), sock (slang), chin (slang), smack, thump, clout (informal), cuff, flog, whack, clobber (slang), smite (archaic), wallop (informal), swat, lay one on (slang) She hit him hard across his left arm.
2. collide with, run into, bump into, clash with, smash into, crash against, bang into, meet head-on The car hit a traffic sign before skidding out of control.
3. affect, damage, harm, ruin, devastate, overwhelm, touch, impact on, impinge on, leave a mark on, make an impact or impression on The big cities have been hit by a wave of panic-buying. the earthquake which hit northern Peru
4. strike, come to, occur to, dawn on, enter your head It hit me that I had a choice.
5. reach, strike, gain, achieve, secure, arrive at, accomplish, attain Oil prices hit record levels yesterday.
noun
1. shot, blow, impact, collision The house took a direct hit then the rocket exploded.
2. blow, knock, stroke, belt (informal), rap, slap, bump, smack, clout (informal), cuff, swipe (informal), wallop (informal) a hit on the head
3. success, winner, triumph, smash (informal), sensation, sellout, smasheroo (informal) The song became a massive hit in 1945.
hit back retaliate, strike back, take revenge, reciprocate, even the score, get your own back (informal), wreak vengeance, exact retribution, give as good as you get (informal), take an eye for an eye, make reprisal, give tit for tat, return like for like They hit back by offering a strong statement denying any involvement.
hit back at someone pay someone back, get back at, take revenge on, get even with (informal), give someone a taste of his or her own medicine The President hit back at his detractors.
hit it off (Informal) get on (well) with, take to, click (slang), warm to, be on good terms, get on like a house on fire (informal) How well did you hit it off with one another?
hit on or upon something think up, discover, arrive at, guess, realize, invent, come upon, stumble on, chance upon, light upon, strike upon We finally hit on a solution.
hit on someone (Informal) make a pass at, make an indecent proposal to, make an improper suggestion to She was hitting on me and I was surprised and flattered.
hit out at something or someone attack, condemn, denounce, lash out, castigate, rail against, assail, inveigh against, strike out at The President hit out at what he sees as foreign interference.

hit

verb
1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To enter a person's mind:
3. Informal. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:
catch, hit on (or upon), surprise, take.
phrasal verb
hit back
To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
phrasal verb
hit on or upon
1. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:
Informal: hit.
2. Informal. To reach (a goal or objective):
noun
1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
2. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:
Slang: boff, boffo, boffola.
3. Slang. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette:
4. Slang. The crime of murdering someone:
Translations
ضَرْب، إصابَهضَرْبَةضَربة ناجِحَه، عمل ناجِحنُقْطَه، هَدَفيجد، ينجَح في الوُصول إلى
ударудрямулучвам
hitnárazodpálitpopulárnípostihnout
rammeslåtræftræfferhit
iskulyödälyöntimenestysmurhata
pogodakudariti
slágersújttalálatcélba találó ütés
hitta í mark, hæfa; násem slær í gegnskotslá, kÿlaslá, kÿla; rekast á, skella á; hæfa
打つ衝突
(...을) 때리다타격
hitaspabėgęs iš įvykio vietospadaryti nuostoliųpataikymaspataikyti
atsistatsistiesgrāvējshita-hits
hitudrieť saúspešný zásah
nesreča s pobegomudaritiuspešnicazadetekzadeti
slåslagsuccéträffahit
การตีตี
vurmakvuruşbaşına gelmekbir numaraçar mak
cú đánhđánh

hit

[hɪt] (hit (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= blow) → golpe m (Sport) (= shot) → tiro m; (on target) → tiro m certero, acierto m (Baseball) → jit m; [of bomb] → impacto m directo; (= good guess) → acierto m
we made three hits on the targetdimos tres veces en el blanco
that was a hit at melo dijo por mí
he made a hit at the governmenthizo un ataque contra el gobierno
2. (Mus, Theat) → éxito m
to be a hittener éxito, ser un éxito
the film was a massive hitla película fue un éxito enorme
she's a hit with everyoneles cae bien a todos
to make a hit with sbcaerle bien a algn
3. (Internet) (= match on search engine) → correspondencia; (= visit to website) → visita f
B. VT (hit (vb: pt, pp))
1. (= strike) [+ person] → pegar, golpear; (= come into contact with) → dar con, dar contra; (violently) → chocar con, chocar contra; [+ ball] → pegar; [+ target] → dar en
to hit sb a blowdar un golpe a algn
to hit one's head against a walldar con la cabeza contra una pared
the president was hit by three bulletsel presidente fue alcanzado por tres balas
the house was hit by a bombla casa sufrió un directo
I realized my plane had been hitme di cuenta de que mi avión había sido tocado
he was hit by a stonele alcanzó una piedra
the car hit a road signel coche chocó con una señal de tráfico
he was hit by a carle pilló un coche
his father used to hit himsu padre le pegaba
a lot of what he said hit homegran parte de lo que dijo dio en el blanco or hizo mella
then it hit me (realization) → entonces caí en la cuenta
to hit sb when he's downrematar a algn
to hit the markdar en el blanco, acertar
to hit one's head against a walldar golpes al viento
to hit the ground runningdar el do de pecho desde el principio
2. (= affect adversely) → dañar; [+ person] → afectar, golpear
the news hit him hardla noticia le afectó mucho
the crops were hit by the rainlas lluvias dañaron los cultivos
the company has been hard hitla compañía se ha visto muy afectada
3. (= find, reach) [+ road] → dar con; [+ speed] → alcanzar; [+ difficulty] → tropezar con; (= achieve, reach) [+ note] → alcanzar (fig) (= guess) → atinar, acertar
when we hit the main roadcuando lleguemos a la carretera
to hit the bottlebeber mucho
to hit the ceilingperder los estribos, enloquecer
to hit the jackpotsacar el premio gordo
to hit the hay or the sacktumbarse
to hit somewhere we hit London at nightfallllegamos a Londres al anochecer
to hit the road or the trailponerse en camino or en marcha
4. (Press) to hit the front page or the headlinessalir en primera plana
to hit the paperssalir en el periódico
5. he hit me for ten bucks (US) → me dio un sablazo de diez dólares
how much can we hit them for?¿qué cantidad podremos sacarles?
C. VIgolpear; (= collide) → chocar
to hit againstchocar con, dar contra
to hit atasestar un golpe a
to hit and runatacar y retirarse
D. CPD hit list N (= death list) → lista f de personas a las que se planea eliminar; (= target list) → lista f negra
hit parade Nlista f de éxitos
hit song Ncanción f éxito
hit squad Nescuadrón m de la muerte
hit back
A. VI + ADV (lit, fig) → devolver el golpe
B. VT + ADVdevolver el golpe a
hit off VT + ADV
1. (= imitate) → imitar
2. to hit it off with sbhacer buenas migas con algn
they don't hit it offno se llevan bien
hit on VI + PREP
1. (= stumble on) → dar con
I hit on the idea ofse me ocurrió la idea de ...
2. (esp US) (= make advances to) → intentar ligar con
hit out VI + ADVasestar un golpe; (wildly) → repartir golpes (at a) to hit out at sbasestar un golpe a algn (fig) → atacar a algn
hit upon = hit on 1

hit

[ˈhɪt]
vt [hit] [ˈhɪt] (pt, pp)
(= strike) → frapper, taper
Andrew hit him → Andrew l'a frappé.
He hit me on the head → Il m'a tapé sur la tête.
to hit sb across the face → frapper qn au visage
see also nail
(= knock against) → cogner, heurter (= collide with) [car] [+ wall, obstacle] → heurter
She hit her head when she fell → Elle s'est cogné la tête en tombant.
She fell and hit her head on the kerb → Elle est tombée et sa tête a heurté le bord du trottoir.
He was hit by a car
BUT Il a été renversé par une voiture.
The stone hit him on the head
BUT La pierre l'a touché à la tête.
He was hit by a piece of shrapnel
BUT Il a été touché par un shrapnel.
The building was hit by a bomb
BUT Le bâtiment a été touché par une bombe.
The helicopter hit the ground and caught fire → L'hélicoptère s'écrasa au sol et prit feu.
to be hit by lightning [person, building] → être frappé(e) par la foudre
to hit the ground running → être immédiatement opérationnel(le)
Employers want graduate recruits who can hit the ground running → Les employeurs veulent de jeunes diplômés capables d'être immédiatement opérationnels.
(= reach) [+ target] → atteindre
The arrow hit the target → La flèche a atteint la cible.
see also home, jackpot
(fig) (= affect) [problem, crisis] → frapper
The industry has been hit by the recession → L'industrie a été frappée par la récession.
The price rises will hit pensioners the hardest → L'augmentation des prix frappera les retraités le plus durement.
to be hard hit by sth → être frappé(e) durement par qch
(= occur to) [+ person] [idea] → venir à l'esprit de; [answer, solution] → venir à l'esprit de
it suddenly hit me (that) ... → il m'est soudainement venu à l'esprit que ...
(= come across) [+ problem, snag] → rencontrer
The project has hit a problem → Le projet a rencontré un problème.
[story] to hit the front pages → faire la une des journaux
The story hit the front pages of newspapers across America → L'article a fait la une des journaux partout en Amérique.
to hit the headlines → faire la une de la presse
to hit the news
She hit the news when she bit a reporter → Elle a fait la une des actualités lorsqu'elle a mordu un reporter.
to hit the road → se tirer
n
(= blow) → coup m
He collapsed after a hit on the head → Il s'est effondré après avoir reçu un coup à la tête.
(= success) → grand succès m (= song) → hit m, tube m
Blur's latest hit → le dernier hit de Blur
to be a hit [song, film, play] → être un grand succès
The play became a tremendous hit → La pièce est devenue un énorme succès.
The film was a massive hit → Le film a été un immense succès.
to be a hit with sb [person] → remporter un franc succès auprès de qn; [product, idea] → remporter un franc succès auprès de qn
a tasty meal that's guaranteed to be a hit with all the family → un repas savoureux, assuré de remporter un franc succès auprès de toute la famille
to make a hit with sb → faire forte impression sur qn
He made a hit with Lady Sopwith → Il a fait forte impression sur Lady Sopwith.
(on Web site)visite f
modif (= successful) [movie, album, show, musical] → à succès
hit back
vi
(physically)rendre les coups, riposter
Some violent men beat up their sons, until the boys are strong enough to hit back → Certains hommes violents battent leurs fils, jusqu'au moment où ces derniers sont assez forts pour rendre les coups.
(verbally)riposter
to hit back at sb → répliquer à qn, rétorquer à qn
He hit back at his critics in the City, saying: "The results are a case for rejoicing, they are very, very strong." → À ses détracteurs de la Bourse londonienne, il répliqua : "Nous ne pouvons que nous réjouir de ces résultats, ce sont de solides, très solides résultats.", À ses détracteurs de la Bourse londonienne, il rétorqua : "Nous ne pouvons que nous réjouir de ces résultats, ce sont de solides, très solides résultats."
, hit upon vt sep
If somebody hit me, I'd hit him back → Si quelqu'un me frappait, je riposterais.
hit off
vt sep
to hit it off with sb → bien s'entendre avec qn
hit out at
vt fus
(physically)décocher un coup à
(verbally)décocher une flèche en direction de
The Prime Minister hit out at his critics → Le Premier ministre a décoché une flèche en direction de ses critiques.
hit on
vt fus [+ answer] → trouver; [+ solution] → tomber sur; [+ idea]
Not long after hitting upon this idea he was a millionaire → Peu de temps après avoir eu cette idée, il était millionnaire.hit and miss hit-and-miss adj [work] → qui demande pas mal de tâtonnements; [technique] → qui demande pas mal de tâtonnements, empirique; [attitude] → désinvolte, cavalier/ière
Farming can be very much a hit-and-miss affair → L'agriculture est très souvent une chose qui demande pas mal de tâtonnements.
We are working on a rather hit-and-miss basis at the moment → Nous travaillons plutôt par tâtonnements en ce moment.hit-and-run accident naccident m avec délit de fuitehit-and-run driver nchauffard m coupable de délit de fuite

hit

vb: pret, ptp <hit>
n
(= blow)Schlag m; (on target, Fencing) → Treffer m; (Baseball) → Schlag m ? score
(= success, also Theat) → Erfolg m, → Knüller m (inf); (= song)Hit m; to be or make a (big) hit with somebodybei jdm (ausgesprochen) gut ankommen
(of sarcasm etc)Spitze f; that’s a hit at medas ist eine Spitze gegen mich; (indirect also) → das ist auf mich gemünzt
(Internet) → Hit m; (on home page etc) → Abrufzahlen pl; hits counterZugriffs- or Besucherzähler m, → Counter m
(Drugs inf) (= injection)Schuss m; (= drag)Zug m
(inf, = murder) → Mord m
vt
(= strike)schlagen; (Comput) keydrücken; to hit somebody a blowjdm einen Schlag versetzen; he hit him a blow over the header gab ihm einen Schlag auf den Kopf; to hit one’s head against somethingsich (dat)den Kopf an etw (dat)stoßen; he hit his head on the tableer schlug mit dem Kopf auf dem Tisch auf; the car hit a treedas Auto fuhr gegen einen Baum; he was hit by a stoneer wurde von einem Stein getroffen, ihn traf ein Stein; the house was hit by a shelldas Haus wurde von einer Granate getroffen; the tree was hit by lightningder Baum wurde vom Blitz getroffen; to hit one’s way out of troublesich freischlagen; (Tennis) → sich freispielen; (Boxing) → sich freiboxen; we’re going to hit the enemy as hard as we canwir werden so hart wie möglich gegen den Feind vorgehen; the commandos hit the town at dawndie Kommandos griffen die Stadt im Morgengrauen an; the hurricane hit Miami last nightder Hurrikan erreichte gestern Abend Miami; the courts will hit drug pushers harddie Gerichte werden hart gegen Dealer vorgehen; the smell hit me as I entered the roomder Geruch schlug mir entgegen, als ich ins Zimmer kam; he didn’t know what had hit him (inf)er wusste nicht, wie ihm geschah; you won’t know what has hit you (inf)du wirst dein blaues Wunder erleben (inf)
(= wound)treffen; he’s been hit in the leges hat ihn am Bein getroffen, er ist am Bein getroffen worden; I’ve been hit!ich bin getroffen worden, mich hats erwischt (inf)
mark, targettreffen; that hit home (fig)das hat getroffen, das saß (inf); you’ve hit it (on the head) (fig)du hast es (genau) getroffen
(= affect adversely)betreffen; the crops were hit by the rainder Regen hat der Ernte geschadet; to be hard hit by somethingvon etw schwer getroffen werden; how will this tax hit you?wie wird sich diese Steuer auf Sie auswirken?
(= achieve, reach) likeness, top Ctreffen; speed, level, top form etcerreichen
(news, story) to hit the papersin die Zeitungen kommen; the news hit us/Wall Street like a bombshelldie Nachricht schlug bei uns/in Wall Street wie eine Bombe ein
(= occur to) to hit somebodyjdm aufgehen; has it ever hit you how alike they are?ist dir schon mal aufgefallen, wie ähnlich sie sich sind?
(= come to, arrive at) beaches etcerreichen; to hit town (inf)die Stadt erreichen; we eventually hit the right roadschließlich haben wir den richtigen Weg gefunden or erwischt (inf); we’re going to hit the rush hourwir geraten or kommen direkt in den Stoßverkehr; the driver hit a patch of iceder Fahrer geriet auf eine vereiste Stelle; to hit trouble/a problemauf Schwierigkeiten/ein Problem stoßen
(= score)schlagen; to hit a centuryhundert Läufe machen
(inf, = murder) → killen (inf), → umlegen (inf)
(US inf) to hit somebody for 50 dollarsjdn um 50 Dollar anhauen (inf)
(fig inf phrases) to hit the bottlezur Flasche greifen; to hit the roofan die Decke or in die Luft gehen (inf); to hit the decksich zu Boden werfen, sich hinwerfen; the vase hit the deck and shattereddie Vase schlug or knallte (inf)auf den Boden und zerschellte; to hit the dance floortanzen; let’s hit the floorlass uns tanzen; to hit the roadsich auf den Weg or die Socken (inf)machen; in April the candidates will hit the campaign trailim April werden sich die Kandidaten in den Wahlkampf stürzen; to hit the ground running (person)sofort alles im Griff haben
vi
(= strike)schlagen; he hits harder schlägt hart zu
(= collide)zusammenstoßen
(= attack, go in)losschlagen

hit

:
hit list
n (lit, fig)Abschussliste f
hitman
n (inf)Killer m (inf)
hit-or-miss
adjauf gut Glück pred, → aufs Geratewohl pred; methods, planningschlampig, schludrig (inf); it was a rather hit affairdas ging alles aufs Geratewohl
hit parade
nHitparade f
hit record
nHit m
hit single
nHitsingle f
hit song
nHit m
hit squad, hit team
nKillerkommando nt

hit

:
hit tune
nSchlagermelodie f
hitwoman
n (inf)Killerin f (inf)

hit

[hɪt] (hit (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (blow) → colpo (Sport) → tiro, colpo
she made three hits and two misses → ha messo a segno tre colpi e ne ha mancati due
to score a direct hit → colpire in pieno
b. (Mus, Theatre, Cine) → successo
to be a hit → essere un (gran) successo
the song is a big hit → è una canzone di successo
she's a hit with everyone (fam) → ha successo con tutti, fa colpo su tutti
2. vt
a. (strike, affect, gen) → colpire; (thrash, person) → picchiare; (knock against) → battere; (collide with, car) → urtare, sbattere contro
to hit sb a blow → dare un colpo a qn
to hit a man when he's down (fig) → infierire su chi non può difendersi
to hit the mark → colpire nel segno, raggiungere lo scopo
then it hit me (realization) (fam) → solo allora me ne sono reso conto
the news hit him hard → la notizia è stata un brutto colpo per lui
b. (reach, target, musical note) → raggiungere; (road) → trovare, raggiungere; (speed) → toccare; (difficulty, snag) → incontrare, imbattersi in (fam) (arrive at, town) → arrivare in
to hit the papers → finire sui giornali
to hit the headlines → far titolo
to hit the front page → apparire in prima pagina
to hit the bottle (fam) → darsi al bere
to hit the ceiling (fam) → andare su tutte le furie
to hit the road or the trail (fam) → levare le tende
to hit the hay or the sack (fam) → andare a letto
3. vi to hit againstsbattere contro
4. adj (song, film) → di successo
hit back
1. vi + advrestituire il colpo
to hit back at sb (fig) → reagire contro qn
2. vt + adv to hit sb backrestituire il colpo a qn
hit off vt + adv to hit it off with sbandare d'accordo con qn
hit out at vi + adv + prepsferrare (dei) colpi contro; (fig) → attaccare
hit (up)on vi + prep (answer) → imbroccare, azzeccare; (solution) → trovare (per caso)

hit

(hit) present participle ˈhitting: past tense, past participle hit verb
1. to (cause or allow to) come into hard contact with. The ball hit him on the head; He hit his head on/against a low branch; The car hit a lamp-post; He hit me on the head with a bottle; He was hit by a bullet; That boxer can certainly hit hard!
2. to make hard contact with (something), and force or cause it to move in some direction. The batsman hit the ball (over the wall).
3. to cause to suffer. The farmers were badly hit by the lack of rain; Her husband's death hit her hard.
4. to find; to succeed in reaching. His second arrow hit the bull's-eye; Take the path across the fields and you'll hit the road; She used to be a famous soprano but she cannot hit the high notes now.
noun
1. the act of hitting. That was a good hit.
2. a point scored by hitting a target etc. He scored five hits.
3. something which is popular or successful. The play/record is a hit; (also adjective) a hit song.
ˌhit-and-ˈrun adjective
1. (of a driver) causing injury to a person and driving away without stopping or reporting the accident.
2. (of an accident) caused by such a driver.
ˌhit-or-ˈmiss adjective
without any system or planning; careless. hit-or-miss methods.
hit back
to hit (someone by whom one has been hit). He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt
to hit in an unfair way.
hit it off
to become friendly. We hit it off as soon as we met; I hit it off with him.
hit on
to find (an answer etc). We've hit on the solution at last.
hit out (often with againstor at)
to attempt to hit. The injured man hit out blindly at his attackers.
make a hit with
to make oneself liked or approved of by. That young man has made a hit with your daughter.

hit

ضَرْبَة, يُصِيبُ náraz, udeřit ramme, træffer Schlag, schlagen χτύπημα, χτυπώ golpe, golpear isku, lyödä coup, heurter pogodak, udariti colpire, successo 打つ, 衝突 (...을) 때리다, 타격 klap, slaan slå, støt uderzenie, uderzyć bater, batida удар, ударять slå, succé การตี, ตี çarpma, vurmak cú đánh, đánh 打击

hit

vt (pret & pp hit; ger hitting) golpear, pegar
References in classic literature ?
He gave a stroke, his ball hit the wicket, and stopped an inch on the wrong side.
It hit Jesse, who had entirely forgotten the boy and was pursuing the lamb, squarely in the head.
The lights will blind the bats, and we can see to hit 'em
I scream for him to run, but he just hit and hit that snake like he was crazy.
I am no mortal, if the risky devils haven't swam down upon the very pitch, and, as bad luck would have it, they have hit the head of the island.
That's it, that's just it, Miss Carr; you've hit it in the centre this time," said Whiskey Dick, now quite convinced that his attitude was not intended for eloquence, and shifting back to his own seat, hat and all; "that's tantamount to what I said to the boys just now.
In the afternoon of a certain summer's day, after Pearl grew big enough to run about, she amused herself with gathering handfuls of wild flowers, and flinging them, one by one, at her mother's bosom; dancing up and down like a little elf whenever she hit the scarlet letter.
But it may possibly be conceived that, in the internal parts of the whale, in his anatomy --there, at least, we shall be able to hit the right classification.
This terrible event clothed the archangel with added influence; because his credulous disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy, which any one might have done, and so have chanced to hit one of many marks in the wide margin allowed.
We did not much mind him, for we could gallop off; but sometimes a stone would hit and hurt us.
Then Jurgis would try to hammer, and hit his fingers because the hammer was too small, and get mad because Ona had refused to let him pay fifteen cents more and get a bigger hammer; and Ona would be invited to try it herself, and hurt her thumb, and cry out, which necessitated the thumb's being kissed by Jurgis.
When poured out, he took it and looked at it with a sharp, complacent air, like,a man who thinks he has done about the right thing, and hit the nail on the head, and proceeded to dispose of it in short and well-advised sips.