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Synonyms for hitting

Noun

1. 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"

Verb

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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