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Fig. [of a meaning] being understood by someone. I didn't understand what she was getting at until it suddenly hit me. She was asking for a ride home.

hit

1. n. a success; something that meets with approval. (Often with with.) The fudge with nuts in it was a great hit at the sale.
2. n. a successful result; something that is exactly as intended. Your idea was right on target—a hit for sure.
3. n. a drink of liquor; a dose of a drug. (see also bop.) He had a hit of sauce and went out to finish his work.
4. tv. to reach something; to achieve something. I hit sixty next month, and I’m going to retire.
5. tv. to kill someone; to assassinate someone. (Underworld.) The thug set out to hit the mayor, but got nabbed first.
6. tv. to attack or rob someone or something. (Underworld.) Can you believe that they tried to hit a block party on Fourth Street?
7. n. a robbery; an assassination. (Underworld.) There was a hit at the bank on Maple Street last night.
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At Tennessee, we use it on the on-deck circle as we prepare to hit.
Despite Siegel's claim that "Paladin Press has established itself as a correspondence school for crime," there isn't enough money to be made in a mail-order bookstore whose main customers are hit men and cannibals.
All three runs were charged to Hector Carrasco, who have up four consecutive hits to open the seventh.
Try this experiment: Extend both hands in the direction you wish to hit the ball.
The third tip (3) is hit behind the block and falls on the 3-meter line.
Caitlin Benyi was hit by a pitch, and Emily Zaplatosch and Jodie Legaspi singled.
Most good hitters take a short stride of just a few inches, either because they were taught to hit that way or because they figured it out for themselves.
The first wave of Child Guidance products based on Barney is slated to hit retail shelves in North America in Spring 2007, and is expected to be available in both mass and specialty retailers nationwide.
An inning after Kent's big blow, light-hitting shortstop Rafael Furcal came to bat with two runners on and hit a three-run home run just inside the foul pole over the short wall in right field.
Outfielders line up in center and left field, facing each other, and practice charging, fielding, and throwing to each other with perfect technique on balls hit to them by the outfield coach.
The HIT Roadmap Development Program is the collaboration of four leading healthcare solution and consulting companies, bringing proven experience in the development and implementation of organization management solutions, and HIT-enabled environments supporting clinical information processing.
Drew is healthy, you know he's going to hit and he's going to put up some good numbers," Perez said.
The mental preparation includes a knowledge of the task at hand - bunt, hit and run, hitting the ball to the right side, or working the pitcher for a walk.