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  1. (heading, physical) To strike.
    1. (transitive) To administer a blow to, directly or with a weapon or missile.
    2. (transitive) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.
    3. (transitive, slang) To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party.
    4. (transitive, military) To attack, especially amphibiously.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To briefly visit.
  3. (transitive, informal) To encounter an obstacle or other difficulty.
  4. (heading) To attain, to achieve.
    1. (transitive, informal) To reach or achieve.
    2. (intransitive) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, often by luck.
    3. To guess; to light upon or discover.
  5. (transitive) To affect negatively.
  6. (game) To make a play.
    1. (card game) In blackjack, to deal a card to.
    2. (intransitive, baseball) To come up to bat.
    3. (backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; said of a single unprotected piece on a point.
  7. (computing) To use; to connect to.
  8. (transitive, US, slang) To inhale an amount of smoke from a narcotic substance, particularly marijuana
  1. A blow; a punch; a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.
  2. (music) A recorded song that receives widespread recognition and success, mainly through radio airplay.
  3. An attack on a location, person or people.
    1. In the game of Battleship, a correct guess at where one's opponent ship is.
  4. (computing) The result of a search of a computer system or of a search engine
  5. (Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.
  6. An approximately correct answer in a test set.
  7. (baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.
  8. (colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.
  9. A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.
  10. (dated) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.
  11. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts for less than a gammon.
  1. Designating of a popular song.
  1. (dialectal) It.
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