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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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But Diomed all undismayed made answer, "You have missed, not hit, and before you two see the end of this matter one or other of you shall glut tough-shielded Mars with his blood.
So, also, did huge Hades, when this same man, the son of aegis-bearing Jove, hit him with an arrow even at the gates of hell, and hurt him badly.
As he spoke he hurled his spear and hit one of those who were in the front rank, the comrade of Aeneas, Deicoon son of Pergasus, whom the Trojans held in no less honour than the sons of Priam, for he was ever quick to place himself among the foremost.
Menelaus struck him on the collar-bone as he was standing on his chariot, while Antilochus hit his charioteer and squire Mydon, the son of Atymnius, who was turning his horses in flight.
I hope, Father Jove, that you will not be angry if I hit Mars hard, and chase him out of the battle.
Cousins pitched 8 1/3 strong innings, retired 15 batters in a row at one point and his teammates pounded out 17 hits as the Dons handed the Waves an 8-2 loss, Pepperdine's first West Coast Conference loss of the season, on Sunday.
1 singles from the Pop, R&B, Rock, Dance, and Country charts, TOTALLY HITS is the first multi-format collection to boast virtually an entire program of bonafide crossover smashes.
April 23, 2002 - Burlington Northern freight train runs a warning light and hits Metrolink train in Placentia.
Teammates Preston Griffin and Brett McMillan each had three hits for the Bruins (23-19, 7-7).
The JetHawks managed just five runs on 13 hits in those games - both losses.
Kyle Fisburn had four hits, including a double, and scored three runs for Malibu, which sent 11 batters to the plate during a six-run fifth inning.
Baptist 2: David Cather's home run and Jess Lima's double accounted for two of the three hits for host L.
Biggs has allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings.
Everyone underestimated our hitting,'' said UCLA's Billy Susdorf, who is off to the team's hottest start with eight hits, seven RBI and two home runs.