hit on/upon sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hit on/upon sth

phrasal verb with hit uk   us   /hɪt/ verb (past participle 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: When we first ​hit on the ​idea, everyone told us it would never ​work.
(Definition of hit on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hit on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然想到, 碰巧想出…
in Turkish birden aklına gelmek, bulmak, keşfetmek…
in Russian приходить в голову…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然想到, 碰巧想出…
in Polish wpaść na coś…
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