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According to WordNet, the verb "hit" has 17 sense(s).

201209135 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".

201209426 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".

200781903 pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars".

201152396 hit the intended target or goal.

201157421 consume to excess; "hit the bottle".

201137138 hit with a missile from a weapon.

202020590 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".

202006834 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".

202104161 drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling".

202482425 kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered".

202108791 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".

201123887 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".

201405044 cause to move by striking; "hit a ball".

202206462 encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant".

201111816 gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season".

201400044 deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face".

201236164 hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow".


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