Definition Of hit


(of a missile or a person aiming one) strike (a target).

the sniper fired and hit a third man

a dose of a psychoactive drug.

I was calling for an end to the Drug War long before I ever took my first hit of pot.

an instance of striking or being struck.

few structures can withstand a hit from a speeding car

an instance of striking the target aimed at.

one of the bombers had scored a direct hit

bring one's hand or a tool or weapon into contact with (someone or something) quickly and forcefully.

the woman hit the mugger with her umbrella

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Example Of hit

  • A couple who live only a quarter of a mile from the blast site woke up believing the area had been hit by an earthquake.

  • An explosion rocked the hull as the back end of the helicopter was hit by the missile.

  • As the metal weapon hit his injuries, he let out a grunt of pain and released the sword from his grasp.

  • At the start of the event, he had to try to clear his mind from the tragic events which had hit Spain.

  • Bing Crosby's huge hit was not the only song of the era to combine memories and dreams.

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