hit the pavement

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hit the pavement

1. To walk outside, especially on the streets or sidewalk. I need to get out, hit the pavement, and start looking for a job.
2. To begin or take part in a strike. The workers hit the pavement again after the company implemented a unilateral pay cut to all employees.
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hit the pavement

verb
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References in classic literature ?
It hit the pavement near a big archway just underneath Bert.
He did eventually manage to get the car door open, leapt out of the moving vehicle and reportedly lost consciousness after his head hit the pavement.
Quilang's head hit the pavement, which caused his instant death.
"His head hit the pavement and he was rushed bleeding to the (nearby Mary Johnston) hospital.
The driver was said to be distracted while driving which caused his vehicle to suddenly swerve and hit the pavement.
Or just hit the pavement. You are within easy walking distance of Broadway, Restaurant Row, and the WorldPride parade route.
They added that the woman reportedly lost control of her car and hit the pavement and overturned.
They hit the pavement, heads down until the gunfire stops.
By the way, you might find it interesting to know they spark when they hit the pavement at night.
Mr Qasemi, 45, was knocked out when his head hit the pavement in Peterborough, Cambs.
An onlooker said: "The car reversed off the grass into the street and hit the pavement, which burst the rear tyre, I think.
The overspeeded car hit the pavement then crashed into 34 JC 3659 plate of car.
"His helmet cracked in half when it hit the pavement," Charboneau said.
Doha: As fitness enthusiasts, green proponents and families from across the city came together to take part in the record-breaking edition of the Al Dana Green Run organized by Doha Bank, a sea of runners laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement at Aspire Park.
Zulfqar Zulfi, from Pakistan, died along with roommate Osman, 25, after they hit the pavement.