Synonyms for hit

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : hit
Phonetic Transcription : hɪt

Top 10 synonyms for hit Other synonyms for the word hit

Définition of hit

Origin :
  • late Old English hyttan, hittan "come upon, meet with, fall in with, 'hit' upon," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse hitta "to light upon, meet with," also "to hit, strike;" Swedish hitta "to find," Danish and Norwegian hitte "to hit, find," from Proto-Germanic *hitjanan. Related: Hitting. Meaning shifted in late Old English period to "strike," via "to reach with a blow or missile," and replaced Old English slean in this sense. Original sense survives in phrases such as hit it off (1780, earlier in same sense hit it, 1630s) and is revived in hit on (1970s).
  • Underworld slang meaning "to kill by plan" is 1955 (as a noun in this sense from 1970). To hit the bottle "drink alcohol" is from 1889. To hit the nail on the head (1570s) is from archery. Hit the road "leave" is from 1873; to hit (someone) up "request something" is from 1917. Hit and run is 1899 as a baseball play, 1924 as a driver failing to stop at a crash he caused. To not know what hit (one) is from 1923.
  • noun strike, bump
  • noun entertainment success
  • verb strike
  • verb collide, bump into
  • verb accomplish
Example sentences :
  • But I kept looking and after awhile I was able to sit up and ask what hit me.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Often, during a thunderstorm a tree had been hit by lightning.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • One day she hit the shell in the wrong place--and they're still looking for the monkey.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • As He knows so well where to hit us we must stifle our moans when He does so.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I think even now that I might hit any large and goodly mark with a bow like this.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "You hit him," cried Chip, forgetting his prejudice for a moment.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Mr. Johnson has hit on the most effectual manner of plaguing us all.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • Isn't the 'modest genius' rather proud of the hit she has made?
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • And now the picture has made a hit and brought a good price, and he must own it.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Well, hit do look sorter so, but I wouldn't 'a' b'lieved it, Mars Tom.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Antonyms for hit

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