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Plural for an instance of striking or being struck
“Ector slashed his sword in a wide arc from on high and scored a powerful hit to the troll's shoulder.”
Plural for a successful venture, especially in the field of entertainment
“The film was an instant box-office hit, racking up millions in its first week of release.”
Plural for a verbal attack
“Many pundits would take a hit at her credibility, claiming she was fake and insincere.”
To strike, especially with force
“With his back up against the ropes, the boxer used his right fist to hit his opponent in the face.”
To come into forceful contact with something
“He failed to look where he was going and would hit his head on a plank overhead.”
To reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“I was confident that I would eventually hit my goal of being able to run 50 miles.”
To fall to an undesired position, usually in numeric terms
“I would hit rock bottom, and the only way was up.”
To cause physical damage to
“A storm would hit the small coastal town last year but restorations are now well underway.”
To cause mental or emotional harm to
“He was hit hard by news of his mother's illness.”
(of a realization) To suddenly come to one's mind
“It would suddenly hit me during my speech that I had left the refrigerator door open at home.”
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