Translation of "hit" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /hɪt/ us /hɪt/ present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit

A2 to touch something or someone quickly and with force, usually hurting or damaging something

The ball hit him on the head.
She hit her head on the pavement when she fell.

to affect something in a bad way

The city has been hit hard by the budget cuts.
hit it off informal

If people hit it off, they like each other immediately.

caerse bien

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /hɪt/ us /hɪt/

B1 a very successful song, movie, book, etc.

The movie should be a big hit.

B1 an occasion when you touch something or when something touches you quickly and with force


an occasion when someone visits a website on the internet, which is then counted to find the number of people who look at the page


(Translation of “hit” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

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

golpear, pegar, chocar
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

pegar, golpear
The batsman hit the ball (over the wall).

to cause to suffer

afectar; hacer daño, perjudicar
The farmers were badly hit by the lack of rain
Her husband’s death hit her hard.

to find; to succeed in reaching

dar en, alcanzar
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.

que atropella a alguien y se da a la fuga

(of an accident) caused by such a driver.

accidente en el que el culpable se da a la fuga
hit-or-miss adjective

without any system or planning; careless

al azar, casual, a la buena de Dios, sin ton ni son
hit-or-miss methods.
hit back phrasal verb

to hit (someone by whom one has been hit)

devolver el golpe, responder
He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt

to hit in an unfair way.

dar un golpe bajo
hit it off phrasal verb

to become friendly

entenderse/llevarse bien con alguien, conectar, congeniar
We hit it off as soon as we met
I hit it off with him.
hit on phrasal verb

to find (an answer etc)

dar con, encontrar, descubrir
We’ve hit on the solution at last.
hit out phrasal verb (often with against, or at)

to attempt to hit

lanzar un ataque, atacar
The injured man hit out blindly at his attackers.
make a hit with

to make oneself liked or approved of by

causar sensación, tener éxito con alguien
That young man has made a hit with your daughter.

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