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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.
Primarily, HITS acts as a central repository for detailed violent crime information collected from police and sheriffs departments in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Two batters later, Juan Rivera hit a towering three-run homer into the Rangers' bullpen to tie the score.
The cross-corner (45 degrees) and 100% velocity hits (1) and down-the-line hits at 90 degrees and 50 to 75% velocity can become big parts of your offense.
The HITS Program operates from a minicomputer located in the Seattle office of the attorney general's Criminal Division.
An exaggerated stride away from the plate can make it difficult to hit the outside pitch, as the hips will be opened up very early in the swing.
Herrera, a Valencia High product, won't be expected to hit for power in the playoffs, especially since she's been learning to hit from the left side of the plate.
3rd Baseman: Infield coach hits fly balls over the baseman's head, using a tennis racket and tennis balls.
To average over one million hits a month so far this season proves the popularity of the USBL domestically and worldwide.
2) Jeff Kent hits a three-run homer in the bottom of the first at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.
What won't I see this time because I hit is so hard the last time?
Arizona starter Orlando Hernandez fared fairly well, as he allowed three runs on seven hits in sixinnings, but reliever Greg Aquino couldn't keep the Diamondbacks close.
Driving accuracy, measured by fairways hits per round, proved to be the least important factor, influencing scoring average less than 1.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Angels had some big hits Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers, including Vladimir Guerrero's 1,500th career hit and a two-out, two-strike, two-run, pinch-hit home run by Dallas McPherson in the ninth inning that tied the score.