Definition for HIT

HIT, v.i.

  1. To strike; to meet or come in contact; to clash; followed by against or on. If bodies be mere extension, how can they move and hit one against another. Locke. Corpuscles meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjointed with them. Woodward.
  2. To meet or fall on by good luck; to succeed by accident; not to miss. And oft it hits / Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. Shak.
  3. To strike or reach the intended point; to succeed. And millions miss for one that hits. Swift. To hit on or upon, to light on; to come to or fall on by chance; to meet or find, as by accident. None of them hit upon the art. Addison.

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