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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.
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hittable

(ˈhɪtəbəl)
adj
1. (Baseball) (of a ball or pitch) capable of being hit
2. (Baseball) tending to pitch or bowl the ball in a way that batters are capable hitting
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"Pacquiao is not a defensive genius, and I'm not saying that he's super hittable. But I do see Keith catching up to him and winning by a late-round TKO."
The junior had not been swinging at hittable pitches early in counts recently, he said.
Sabathia is certainly hittable, though he always seems to come up big for the Yankees, starting the team's ALDS clincher last year and posting a 2.37 ERA in four postseason starts.
"Fair play to him, it's a difficult fight but out of the world champions at the minute Valdez is someone who Quigg can beat because he's hittable," he said.
He was more hittable in a late-season stint with Double-A Chattanooga, but his fastball command and excellent slider excite the Twins.
But unlike the stories printed in the newspapers, the Cicotte testimony contained no admission that he had lobbed hittable pitches to Reds batsmen or committed deliberate misplays in the field.
Soon some shooters started putting faster-twist barrels on their ,223's and shooting bullets heavier than the traditional 1:12 twist could stabilize, extending hittable ranges even further.
He said: "I like the way Andy is playing but his second serve is hittable while Novak's second serve is more variable and faster.