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The act of striking something
“Golf is a rewarding sport as it gets you out of your home and encourages you to do some exercise as you walk around the golf course, interrupted only by the hitting of the ball.”
Cruel, violent or indecent treatment
The striking of one solid object with or against another
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to come into forceful contact with something
“He failed to look where he was going and would hit his head on a plank overhead.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to fall to an undesired position, usually in numeric terms
“I would hit rock bottom, and the only way was up.”
Present participle for to cause physical damage to
“A storm would hit the small coastal town last year but restorations are now well underway.”
Present participle for to cause mental or emotional harm to
“He was hit hard by the news of his mother's illness.”
(of a realization) Present participle for 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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