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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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It's a mechanical thing, and it causes his split-finger fastball to flatten out, making it more hittable.
I think he has a real chance against Cotto, who is hittable in a way Mayweather is not.
TORONTO -- So this is what it looks like when a team works counts, waits for hittable pitches and, when it gets them, simply drives them up the middle.
The Angels fouled off some pitches that were hittable, and six of their first nine outs were on hard-hit balls.
If the Dodgers ever had the chance to be that winning team against the Angels, it was on a day when Weaver (6-3) was so strangely hittable.
Throwing some fastballs that aren't 95 that are eminently hittable, but guys are reacting differently to them.
They tried moving career leadoff man Juan Pierre to eighth in the batting order, an anonymous, time-clock-and-lunch- bucket spot that commands little in the way of recognition and even less in the way of hittable pitches.
He added: "It wasn't a conscious decision to go after McGrath, he just bowled a few hittable balls that I managed to put away, although he had the last laugh by getting me out.
Led by Matt Slattery's strong hitting, the gang from Gardner, Westminster and Winchendon battled back from an early 5-1 deficit, but they could not get the big hit against Northboro's Robby Nicholas, who was very hittable, but tough in the clutch.