hit at

hit at someone or something

to strike at someone or something. The injured man hit at the nurses who were trying to help him. I hit at the wall to see how solid it was.
See also: hit
References in classic literature ?
Hit at his body too; we'll take care of his frontispiece by-and-by.
The ball can be hit at 75% velocity to the deep corners (2), going past the defensive players too high to be played, but falling in bounds.