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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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It may be just a matter of time before someone finally manages to avoid going hitless in a few critical games and equals or beats DiMaggio's great feat.
The X11 is designed with redundant code storage, which ensures code integrity and allows hitless in-service upgrades.
Cook extended his hitting streak in the ninth inning Sunday after going hitless in his first four at-bats, singling Kenny Perez to third.
The WSS 5400 is a 10 port, 100 GHz device that directs each input wavelength to any one of nine output ports and integrates in a single compact module the core ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) functions of: demultiplexing, hitless switching, wavelength blocking, attenuation and multiplexing.
Kennedy of Granada Hills left-hander Fabian Williamson added two hitless innings of relief and Westlake outfielder Jeff Rapoport had an RBI single.
Additionally, Vitesse mappers were first to offer a totally hitless LCAS solution which allows carriers to dynamically allocate bandwidth based on factors such as time of day and peak usage.
The Rockies, a Stan Musial League team, were held hitless by four Korean pitchers until the sixth inning, when Derek Kinzler broke up the no-hit bid with a single up the middle.
Although equipment from other leading router vendors was considered, Tohoku EPCO chose the Juniper Networks M40e routing platform for its high-performance and high-availability features, especially support for non-stop forwarding via Graceful Restart Routing Protocol extensions and Hitless RE Switchover.
Not worried: Both Tracy and Oscar Robles said after the game they are unconcerned that the third baseman and leadoff man is hitless in his past 16 at-bats, a skid that has dropped his average from .
A key feature of the Movaz RAYROADM is that it allows remote, automatic, hitless re-configurability of any wavelength or combination of up to 40 wavelengths.
Drew was 0 for 2 with a walk against Weaver and hitless on the night, ending a 16-game hitting streak.