Meaning of “hit” - Learner’s Dictionary

hit

verb uk us /hɪt/ (present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit)
HAND [ T ]

A2 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 ]

B1 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 ]

B2 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.

(Definition of “hit verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)