Synonyms of hit


1. hit, feat, effort, exploit

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

2. hit, hitting, striking, touch, touching

usage: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

3. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang, success

usage: 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"

4. collision, hit, contact, impinging, striking

usage: (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"

5. hit, dose, dosage

usage: a dose of a narcotic drug

6. hit, murder, slaying, execution

usage: a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"

7. hit, joining, connection, connexion

usage: a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"


1. hit, propel, impel

usage: cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"

2. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, touch

usage: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

3. hit, touch

usage: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: 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"

5. hit, strike, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: 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"

6. shoot, hit, pip, injure, wound

usage: hit with a missile from a weapon

7. stumble, hit, come by, come into

usage: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

8. score, hit, tally, rack up, gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground

usage: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

9. hit, strike, come to

usage: 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"

10. strike, hit, attack, assail

usage: 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"

11. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove, kill

usage: kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

12. hit, strike, move, displace

usage: drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

13. reach, hit, attain, arrive, get, come

usage: 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"

14. strike, hit, touch

usage: 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"

15. hit, consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: consume to excess; "hit the bottle"

16. hit, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: hit the intended target or goal

17. hit, approach

usage: pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"

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