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hit someone

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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In the team's 109th World Series game, Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher to hold an opponent hitless through five innings.
The White Paper, "Broadcasters Can't Miss With Hitless Technology," argues that "hitless" protection switching overcomes the limitations of forward error correction and packet retransmission protocols, and provides "a field-proven way to reliably deliver signals across many different network topologies."
Mike Budnick, according to your information, is the pitcher who held Musial hitless the most at-bats during his career, at eight.
Burnett walled three and struck out two in 2⅓ hitless innings.
If such a thing exists as certain teams having a unique Cosmic Destiny--the Yankees as the Bronx Bombers, the Red Sox under the long-time "Curse of the Bambino," or the Chicago Cubs as lovable, Billy-goat cursed losers ever since World War II--then perhaps that of those White Sox teams was that of Hitless in Chicago.
But with runners in scoring position, Darvish held Tampa Bay hitless for 10 at-bats.
The 30-year-old Aoki, hitless in his previous 10 at-bats, blooped a single into shallow left field.
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Ryan Braun, the Jewish Milwaukee Brewers left fielder, went hitless last night in a loss to the St.
In-service, hitless upgrades can be performed from model-to-model, supporting 1Gbit/s, 2Gbit/s or 3Gbit/s of total data throughput.
Four relievers held the Braves hitless the remainder of the game but the damage had already been done.
The sophomore needed just 80 pitches over the seven innings to hold the Wildcats hitless. He struck out 13 in facing the minimum of 21 batters, losing the perfect game by walking the leadoff hitter on a 3-2 count to begin the game.
Ichiro was unable to connect again for the national team in an exhibition against the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday, stretching his hitless streak to 11 at-bats as his average dipped to .130 in six practice games.
Memories tend to be short, but every new TV season is messy and produces gossip about shows being "in trouble," so the proof remains in the viewing; still, the fact that many series appear so unsettled at this late stage suggests the strike's repercussions will be felt well into the upcoming season--with another hitless or near-hitless year among scripted programs threatening to cost both studios and the talent guilds dearly.
NonStop Wireless technology allows for nonstop operation, in-service upgrades, and hitless failover while dramatically simplifying redundancy configuration.