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English definition of “hit”


verb [T] (TOUCH FORCEFULLY)   /hɪt/ (present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit)
to touch quickly and forcefully , with the hand or an object : Don’t hit your little brother ! They were throwing rocks , and one of the rocks hit a window and broke it. She must have fallen asleep , and the car hit a tree . If something hits part of your body , or you hit it, you come up against it by accident : He’s so tall he keeps hitting his head when he goes through a doorway . Someone who is hit by a bullet or explosive weapon is injured by it: One journalist was hit in the leg by a stray bullet .
(Definition of hit verb (TOUCH FORCEFULLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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