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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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* Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) shares were up 0.47% on Thursday to hit a new 52-week high of $95.00 for a change of up 0.47%.
The federal minister also visited HIT display center showcasing battle tanks including Al-Khalid Tank, Al- Zarrar Tank, Armoured Personnel Carrier, Bullet proof vehicles and jackets.
- Bev Miller took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Lovie Lopez had four hits to lead Oregon State to an 11-2 victory over UC Davis at the DeMarini Classic softball tournament Saturday.
Sometimes, while trying to hit the ball as far as you can, you could find the fielder outside the ring.
Sullivan's heparin infusion, the nurse should begin to suspect HIT when the patient's platelets drop from the baseline value of 350,000/[mm.sup.3] to what level?
As in a dynamic test like this there are many sources of noise, a lot of precautions were taken in order to prevent spurious hits. So rubber layers and teflon films were inserted between any surfaces whose contact could generate friction noise, and four guard sensors were placed near the bottom end of the columns to prevent noise generated by the contact between the base plate of the columns and the shake table.
He hits the bottom of the cue ball to make it spin backward, even as it moves forward.
It is a higher percentage play in high school to sacrifice, steal, or hit and run, especially with a weaker-hitting bottom of the order.
Architect Arpad Baksa's architecture and Joanna Frank's interior design combined with The Hit Factory's storied musical past have resulted in unique and inviting living and common spaces.
On that hole, you definitely want to hit the green from the tee, because any sort of approach shot, including the several my partner and I attempted because we didn't hit the green on the first stroke, over that bunker is very intimidating.
The hit the reinsurance market took on the heels of the hurricanes likely will impact pricing and capacity--effects already being felt by some alternative risk vehicles.
Some of the most popularly disseminated 9/11 scenarios assert, for instance, that the Pentagon and the Twin Towers were not hit by the hijacked commercial airliners, but by missiles and/or military planes.
For example, in the left uppermost cell, the hitter batted four times in the first game and failed to get a hit (0000).
That's a huge leap from Minogue's '80s-era heyday as a key cog in the Stock Aitken Waterman hit machine, during which she dutifully chirped ditties like "Better the Devil You Know," "Shocked," "The Loco-Motion," and "I Should Be So Lucky" (the latter two were hits in the States), among numerous other frothy anthems that rendered her a turntable staple in gay nightclubs.
"You have to hit a good tee shot and you have to keep it to the right because everything will feed to the left.