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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to fall to an undesired position, usually in numeric terms
“I would hit rock bottom, and the only way was up.”
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Present participle for to cause physical damage to
“A storm would hit the small coastal town last year but restorations are now well underway.”
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Present participle for to cause mental or emotional harm to
“He was hit hard by news of his mother's illness.”
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(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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