English definition of “hit”
/hɪt/ verb (present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit)
HAND [T] › to touch something quickly and with force using your hand or an object in your hand: She hit him on the head with her tennis racket.
TOUCH [T] › to touch someone or something quickly and with force, usually causing injury or damage: The car skidded and hit a wall. As she fell, she hit her head on the pavement.
AFFECT [I, T] › to affect something badly: [often passive] The economy has been hit by high unemployment.
REACH [T] › to reach a place, position, or state: Our profits have already hit $1 million.
THINK [T] informal › If an idea or thought hits you, you suddenly think of it: The idea for the book hit me in the middle of the night. → See also hit sb hard → See also hit the jackpot → See also hit the nail on the head → See also hit the roof