Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: hit
IPA transcription: [h'ɪt]
Pronunciations of hit
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hit
    Meaning: (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
  • Synonyms: hit, hitting, striking
    Meaning: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
  • Synonyms: hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang
    Meaning: a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hit
    Meaning: cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
  • Synonyms: hit, strike, impinge_on, run_into, collide_with
    Meaning: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
  • Synonyms: hit
    Meaning: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
  • Synonyms: reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain
    Meaning: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
  • Synonyms: hit, strike
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: shoot, hit, pip
    Meaning: hit with a missile from a weapon
  • Synonyms: stumble, hit
    Meaning: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
  • Synonyms: score, hit, tally, rack_up
    Meaning: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
  • Synonyms: hit, strike, come_to
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: strike, hit
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • He laughed and hit at her.
  • "I can't hit him," I gasped.
  • I hit at last upon this lamp.
  • "They hit!" Naxa said suddenly.
  • "Go ahead and hit me if you want.
  • Hit'll be plumb dark 'gin I git home.
  • Always see the scab hit the striker.'"
  • 'I have hit upon such a beautiful plan.
  • "I brought the boy to be fed, not hit."
  • "Hit you, I think," said Captain Puffin.
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