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hit back

vb
1. to make forceful blows (against an attacker)
2. to respond vigorously (to a verbal attack)
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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
يَرُد الضَّرْبه أو الهُجوم
vráti ránu
svara í sömu mynt, slá til baka
vrátiť úder
karşılık vermekmukabele etmek

w>hit back

vi (lit, fig)zurückschlagen; to hit back at the enemyzurückschlagen; he hit back at his criticser gab seinen Kritikern Kontra; he hit back at the accusationser wehrte sich gegen die Anschuldigungen
vt sepzurückschlagen

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.
References in classic literature ?
He struck it, and then it was hit back by the courtiers who were playing with him.
He struck at me with his stick, but I caught the blow upon my little shield, and hit back.
There was a fixed rule that they must never hit back at meals, but should refer the matter of dispute to Wendy by raising the right arm politely and saying, "I complain of so-and-so;" but what usually happened was that they forgot to do this or did it too much.
Son, those same fellows would steal crusts from starving men and pull gold fillings from the mouths of corpses, yep, and squawk like Sam Scratch if some blamed corpse hit back.
The constable hadn't anything handy to hit back with, so he discharged a discontented sniff, and said nothing.
What is it but a war between us and them, and we hit back where we best can.
However Glamorgan County hit back with three converted tries to open up a 21-5 lead at the break.
Twice we were hit by goals from Alloa - but we had no choice but to hit back.
1979 - Rangers 3, Hibs 2 After two goalless draws Tony Higgins put Hibs in front only for Derek Johnstone to hit back with a double.
TAYLOR Swift hit back in her longrunning feud with Kanye West as she accepted her best album Grammy.
STEPHEN Gleeson fired his first goal for Blues in a pulsating encounter at St Andrew's - but the Rams hit back to claim a deserved draw.
Tory candidate | Bell hit back But Mr Bell hit back, saying: "We have already had 623 more doctors in the North West as part of the 9,000 extra doctors, 7,000 extra nurses and 2,000 extra midwives introduced in the UK since 2010.