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1. hit  (noun) 
(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams'' hit"

    baseball / baseball game / ball

  More Specific:
base hit / safety / bingle - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

  More Generic:
    deed     feat     effort     exploit

2. hit  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: smash, smasher, strike, bang

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blockbuster / megahit / smash hit - an unsually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit

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3. hit  (noun) 
the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

  Also known as: hitting, striking

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contusion - the action of bruising
crash / smash - the act of colliding with something
bunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
fly / fly ball - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
grounder / ground ball / groundball / hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
scorcher / screamer - a very hard hit ball
plunk / plunker - (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly

  More Generic:
    touch     touching

4. hit  (noun) 
a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"

  More Generic:
    joining     connection     connexion

5. hit  (noun) 
a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"

  More Generic:
    murder     slaying     execution

6. hit  (noun) 
a dose of a narcotic drug

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7. hit  (noun) 
(physics) an 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"

  Also known as: collision

    physics / physical science / natural philosophy

  More Generic:
    contact     impinging     striking

8. hit  (verb) 
pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"

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9. hit  (verb) 
gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

  Also known as: score, tally, rack up

    compete     vie     contend

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par - make a score (on a hole) equal to par
shoot - score
convert - score (a spare)
convert - complete successfully
convert - score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the endzone
homer - hit a home run
kick - make a goal
eagle - shoot in two strokes under par
hole up - score a hole in one
ace - score an ace against
walk - obtain a base on balls
equalize / equalise / get even - compensate
have / get / make - achieve a point or goal

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    gain     advance     win     pull ahead     make headway     get ahead     gain ground

10. hit  (verb) 
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

  Also known as: strike

  More Specific:
slice - hit a ball so that it causes a backspin
chop - hit sharply
stroke - strike a ball with a smooth blow
retaliate / strike back - make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil

  More Generic:
    attack     assail

  Verb Group:
    shoot     hit     pip     hit     strike

11. hit  (verb) 
hit with a missile from a weapon

  Also known as: shoot, pip

  More Specific:
gun down - strike down or shoot down
grass - shoot down, of birds
kneecap - shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

  More Generic:
    injure     wound

  Verb Group:
    shoot     shoot     pip     strike     hit

12. hit  (verb) 
hit the intended target or goal

    aim     take     train     take aim     direct

  More Generic:
    succeed     win     come through     bring home the bacon     deliver the goods

13. hit  (verb) 
consume to excess; "hit the bottle"

  More Generic:
    consume     ingest     take in     take     have

14. hit  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: strike

  More Generic:
    affect     impact     bear upon     bear on     touch on     touch

  Verb Group:
    strike     hit

15. hit  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: strike

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16. hit  (verb) 
hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

  Also known as: strike, impinge on, run into, collide with

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ping - hit with a pinging noise
spang / bang - leap, jerk, bang
rear-end - collide with the rear end of
broadside - collide with the broad side of
connect - land on or hit solidly
spat - strike with a sound like that of falling rain
thud - strike with a dull sound
bottom - strike the ground, as with a ship''s bottom
bottom out - hit the ground
bump / knock - knock against with force or violence
run into / bump into / jar against / butt against / knock against - collide violently with an obstacle
collide / clash - crash together with violent impact

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17. hit  (verb) 
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

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clap - strike with the flat of the hand
slam / bang - strike violently
lam into / tear into / lace into / pitch into / lay into - hit violently, as in an attack
kick - strike with the foot
swipe - strike with a swiping motion
smite - inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
hook - hit with a hook
swat - hit swiftly with a violent blow
sock / bop / whop / whap / bonk / bash - hit hard
bean - hit on the head, esp. with a pitched baseball
pop - hit or strike
get / catch - reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
conk - hit, especially on the head
cosh - hit with a cosh, usually on the head
brain - hit on the head
smash / nail / boom / blast - hit hard
crack - hit forcefully
sandbag / stun - hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
bat - strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
bat - use a bat
bat - have a turn at bat
cut - hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
thump / pound / poke - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
smack / thwack - deliver a hard blow to
belt - deliver a blow to
punch / plug - deliver a quick blow to
slug / slog / swig - strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
whack / wham / whop / wallop - hit hard
pummel / pommel / biff - strike, usually with the fist
buffet / buff - strike, beat repeatedly
box - hit with the fist
club / bludgeon - strike with a club or a bludgeon
cudgel - strike with a cudgel

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18. hit  (verb) 
cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"

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play - shoot or hit in a particular manner
foul - hit a foul ball
cannon - make a cannon
clap - strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
ground out - make an out by hitting the ball on the ground
toe - drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
shank - hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
pitch - hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
fly - hit a fly
snap - put in play with a snap
whang - propel or hit with force
undercut - strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot
putt - strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter
heel - strike with the heel of the club
toe - hit (a golf ball) with the toe of the club
bunker - hit a golf ball into a bunker
bounce - hit something so that it bounces
backhand - hit a tennis ball backhand
pop - hit a pop-fly
follow through - carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball
shell - hit the pitches of hard and regularly
ground - hit onto the ground
ground - hit a groundball
top - strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin
pull - hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
kill - hit with great force
kill - hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games
connect - hit or play a ball successfully
drive - hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically
drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off
hole / hole out - hit the ball into the hole
bunt / drag a bunt - hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
snick - hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
racket - hit (a ball) with a racket
dribble / carry - propel, "Carry the ball"
slice - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
hook - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
single - hit a one-base hit
double - hit a two-base hit
triple - hit a three-base hit
smash - hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
volley - hit before it touches the ground
croquet - drive away by hitting with one''s ball, "croquet the opponent''s ball"
loft - kick or strike high in the air

  More Generic:
    propel     impel

19. hit  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: reach, attain

  More Specific:
max out - reach a maximum
break even - attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport

  More Generic:
    arrive     get     come

20. hit  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: reach, make, attain, arrive at, gain

    travel     go     move     locomote

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catch up - reach the point where one should be after a delay
scale / surmount - reach the highest point of
breast - reach the summit
access / get at - reach or gain access to
peak - to reach the highest point
bottom out - reach the low point
top out - reach the highest point
summit - reach the summit of a mountain
top - reach or ascend the top of
make - reach in time
find - succeed in reaching
culminate - of a celestial body: reach its highest altitude or the meridian
get through / come through - succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems
ground / run aground - hit or reach the ground

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21. hit  (verb) 
drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

  Also known as: strike

  More Specific:
smash - hit violently

  More Generic:
    move     displace

22. hit  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: strike, come to

  Verb Group:
    affect     impress     move     strike

23. hit  (verb) 
encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

  Also known as: stumble

  More Generic:
    come by

24. hit  (verb) 
kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  Also known as: murder, slay, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove

  More Specific:
burke - murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute - murder execution-style

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