Translation of "hit" - English-German dictionary


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

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

schlagen, treffen
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.


(of an accident) caused by such a driver.

hit-or-miss adjective

without any system or planning; careless

aufs Geratewohl
hit-or-miss methods.
hit back

to hit (someone by whom one has been hit)

He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt

to hit in an unfair way.

unter die Gürtellinie schlagen
hit it off

to become friendly

sich glänzend vertragen mit
We hit it off as soon as we met
I hit it off with him.
hit on

to find (an answer etc)

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

to attempt to hit

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

to make oneself liked or approved of by

Erfolg haben bei
That young man has made a hit with your daughter.

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