Synonyms of 'hit'
to strike or touch (a person or thing) forcefullyShe hit him hard across his left arm.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
He was mucking around and he knocked her in the stomach.
After punching him on the chin, she hit him over the head.
Is it true that she belted George in the stomach?
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
He battered his opponent around the head.
She clipped his ear.
My yoga instructor turned up and slapped me on the shoulder.
bash (informal), ,
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
She smacked me on the side of the head.
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
The officer clouted him on the head.
She cuffed him playfully around the ear.
He never flogs his horse no matter how slowly she goes.
Someone whacked him on the head.
clobber (slang), ,
She clobbered him with a vase.
wallop (informal), , ,
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
to come into violent contact withThe car hit a traffic sign before skidding out of control.
to affect (a person, place, or thing) badlyThe big cities have been hit by a wave of panic-buying.the earthquake which hit northern Peru
The strong winds damaged the fence.
a warning that the product may harm the environment
ruin, , ,
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
As the aeroplane came down, the wing touched a pile of rubble.
impact on, ,
leave a mark on,
make an impact or impression on
It hit me that I had a choice.
At this point, it suddenly struck me that I was wasting my time.
occur to, ,
enter your head
to reach (a point or place)Oil prices hit record levels yesterday.
He did not stop until he reached the door.
You have to strike a balance between sleep and homework.
Passing exams is no longer enough to gain a place at university.
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
His achievements helped him to secure the job.
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
He's halfway to attaining his pilot's licence.
an impact or collisionThe house took a direct hit then the rocket exploded.
a shot or blow that reaches its targeta hit on the head
He had taken a knock on the head in training.
He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
He gave me a belt over the head with a scrubbing brush.
There was a light rap on the door.
He reached forward and gave me a slap.
Small children often cry after a minor bump.
I end up shouting at him or giving him a smack.
I was half tempted to give them a clout myself.
He gave Billy a cuff.
He gave Andrew a swipe on the ear.
With a single wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
a person or thing that gains wide appealThe song became a massive hit in 1945.
See hit back
See hit it off
See hit on someone
A hit, a very palpable hit – Hamlet]
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in the sense of accomplish
to completeIf we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
in the sense of achieve
to gain by hard work or effortThere are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
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