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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hit  \Hit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hit};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hitting}.]  [OE.  hitten,  hutten,  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan. 
  hitte  to  hit,  find  Sw  &  Icel.  hitta.] 
  1.  To  reach  with  a  stroke  or  blow;  to  strike  or  touch, 
  usually  with  force;  especially,  to  reach  or  touch  (an 
  object  aimed  at). 
 
  I  think  you  have  hit  the  mark.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  reach  or  attain  exactly;  to  meet  according  to  the 
  occasion;  to  perform  successfully;  to  attain  to  to  accord 
  with  to  be  conformable  to  to  suit. 
 
  Birds  learning  tunes,  and  their  endeavors  to  hit  the 
  notes  right  --Locke. 
 
  There  you  hit  him  .  .  .  that  argument  never  fails 
  with  him  --Dryden. 
 
  Whose  saintly  visage  is  too  bright  To  hit  the  sense 
  of  human  sight.  --Milton. 
 
  He  scarcely  hit  my  humor.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  guess;  to  light  upon  or  discover.  ``Thou  hast  hit  it.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Backgammon)  To  take  up  or  replace  by  a  piece  belonging 
  to  the  opposing  player;  --  said  of  a  single  unprotected 
  piece  on  a  point. 
 
  {To  hit  off},  to  describe  with  quick  characteristic  strokes; 
  as  to  hit  off  a  speaker.  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  {To  hit  out},  to  perform  by  good  luck.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hitting 
  n  :  a  act  of  hitting  one  thing  with  another;  "repeated  hitting 
  raised  a  large  bruise";  "after  three  misses  she  finally 
  got  a  hit"  [syn:  {hit},  {striking}] 




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