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English definition of “hit”

hit

noun [C] (SUCCESS)    /hɪt/
B1 a thing or person that is very popular or successful: The Beatles had a string of number-one hits in the 1960s. Your cake was a real hit at the party - everyone commented. They've just released an album of their greatest hits (= their most successful songs).Successful (things or people)
(Definition of hit noun (SUCCESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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