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hit

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.
(Definition of hit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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