Textual thesaurus for "hit"

(noun) smash, smasher, strike, bang

a conspicuous success

that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career; that new Broadway show is a real smasher; the party went with a bang

(noun) hitting, striking

the act of contacting one thing with another

repeated hitting raised a large bruise; after three misses she finally got a hit

(noun) collision

(physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction

(verb) tally, rack up, score

gain points in a game

The home team scored many times; He hit a home run; He hit .300 in the past season

(verb) strike

make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939; We must strike the enemy's oil fields; in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2

(verb) pip, shoot

hit with a missile from a weapon

(verb) strike

affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

We were hit by really bad weather; He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager; The earthquake struck at midnight

(verb) strike

produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

The pianist strikes a middle C; strike `z' on the keyboard; her comments struck a sour note

(verb) impinge on, collide with, strike, run into

hit against; come into sudden contact with

The car hit a tree; He struck the table with his elbow

(verb) reach, attain

reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

The thermometer hit 100 degrees; This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

(verb) make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

reach a destination, either real or abstract

We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

(verb) strike

drive something violently into a location

he hit his fist on the table; she struck her head on the low ceiling

(verb) strike, come to

cause to experience suddenly

Panic struck me; An interesting idea hit her; A thought came to me; The thought struck terror in our minds; They were struck with fear

(verb) stumble

encounter by chance

I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant

(verb) slay, dispatch, polish off, remove, bump off, off, murder

kill intentionally and with premeditation

The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered