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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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We work on hitting the ball back up the middle, inside, and away.
One guy who could easily join that list because of his great natural hitting skills is Tony Gwynn, arguably the best hitter for average since George Brett.
5, Weak-Hand Hits can make your offense step up one more notch by practicing similar type hitting.
If the feet were 30" apart in the preliminary stance, a 4" stride would; put the feet in the same hitting position.
Left Fielder, same as above, but with the coach hitting the ball to the left side and the 3rd baseman serving as the cut-off man.
once had a player shoot nine under par for two rounds in a tournament, despite hitting only seven fairways.
Left-handed hitting first baseman Chris Carter is batting .
Nevertheless, a study of these hitters will further enhance a coach's knowledge and understanding of hitting.
To get hitters focused on hitting the ball hard - not high - Backman and Fox have implemented some novel drills in batting practice, including situational hitting sessions in which the batters are called out - and thus lose the rest of their hitting round - for hitting a fly ball, no matter how far it travels.
He was especially good in the clutch, hitting 19 grand slams, second only to Gehrig.
Drew Saberhagen accounted for both runs for Calabasas (17-10), hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
In fact, the JetHawks have had difficulty hitting against left-handers for several years, a problem that seems to be unique to Lancaster.
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.
I knew that if an opportunity came up for him to do something that he would do it,'' hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said.
Boesch chooses Cal: Less than a week after having scouts rave about his left-handed power hitting at the prestigious Area Code Games, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City baseball player Brennan Boesch has made his college commitment.