hit


hit (http://definr.com/hit)

     n 1: a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in
          baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
     2: a act of hitting one thing with another; "repeated hitting
        raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally
        got a hit" [syn: hitting, striking]
     3: a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and
        marked the beginning of his career" [syn: bang, smash,
         strike]
     4: an event in which two or more bodies come together [syn: collision]
     5: a dose of a narcotic drug
     6: a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all
        the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
     v 1: cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
     2: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a
        tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow" [syn: strike,
         impinge on, run into, collide with] [ant: miss]
     3: affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit
        by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when
        he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at
        midnight" [syn: strike]
     4: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument;
        "He hit her hard in the face"
     5: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit
        Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We
        barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine
        before the weekend starts" [syn: reach, attain, make,
         arrive at, gain]
     6: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The
        thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed
        of 140 miles per hour" [syn: reach, attain]
     7: hit with a missile from a weapon [syn: shoot, pip]
     8: cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An
        interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me": "The
        thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck
        with fear" [syn: strike, come to]
     9: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy,
        opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept.
        1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the
        fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners
        home to win the game 5 to 2" [syn: strike]
     10: hit the target or goal, as intended [ant: miss]
     11: produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical
         instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a
         middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments
         struck a sour note" [syn: strike]
     12: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin
         last night in a restaurant" [syn: stumble]
     13: gain points; "The home team scored many times" [syn: score,
          tally, rack up]
     14: consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
     15: kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss
         ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, slay, dispatch,
          bump off, polish off, remove]