Translation of "hit on/upon sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

hit on/upon sth

phrasal verb with hit /hɪt/ verb (present tense hitting, past tense and past participle hit)

to think of an idea when you didn't expect or intend to, especially one that solves a problem

突然想到;碰巧想出
When we first hit on the idea, everyone told us it would never work. 当我们第一次想到这个主意时,所有人都跟我们说这行不通。

(Translation of “hit on/upon sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)