Translation of "hit" - English-French dictionary


verb /hit/ (present participle hitting, past tense, past participle hit)

to (cause or allow to) come into hard contact with

The ball hit him on the head
He hit his head on/against a low branch
The car hit a lamp-post
He hit me on the head with a bottle
He was hit by a bullet
That boxer can certainly hit hard!

to make hard contact with (something), and force or cause it to move in some direction

The batsman hit the ball (over the wall).

to cause to suffer

The farmers were badly hit by the lack of rain
Her husband’s death hit her hard.

to find; to succeed in reaching

His second arrow hit the bull’s-eye
Take the path across the fields and you’ll hit the road
She used to be a famous soprano but she cannot hit the high notes now.
hit-and-run adjective

(of a driver) causing injury to a person and driving away without stopping or reporting the accident.

coupable du délit de fuite

(of an accident) caused by such a driver.

délit de fuite
hit-or-miss adjective

without any system or planning; careless

n’importe comment
hit-or-miss methods.
hit back

to hit (someone by whom one has been hit)

rendre son coup (à)
He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt

to hit in an unfair way.

frapper au-dessous de la ceinture
hit it off

to become friendly

s’entendre bien avec
We hit it off as soon as we met
I hit it off with him.
hit on

to find (an answer etc)

We’ve hit on the solution at last.
hit out (often with against, or at)

to attempt to hit

se débattre
The injured man hit out blindly at his attackers.
make a hit with

to make oneself liked or approved of by

faire sensation
That young man has made a hit with your daughter.

(Translation of “hit” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)