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Related to hit out: hit out of the ballpark, hit out of the park
hit out (for something or some place)
Rur. to start out for something or some place. We hit out for the top of the hill early in the morning, and it was noon before we got there. We'll hit out about noon.
Make a violent verbal or physical attack; also, strike aimlessly. For example, The star hit out at the press for their lukewarm reviews, or The therapist said patients often hit out in frustration. [First half of 1800s]