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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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Without his usual control, his pitches became very hittable and his ERA soared to 4.
Valuev actually has quick hands for a big guy, but he is just too hittable.
Since then, just about every change major league baseball has made in the confrontation of pitcher and hitter has favored the man with the bat in his hands, including lowering the mound so that pitches come in on a flatter, more hittable plane.
The Red Sox may find Meche more hittable tonight, however.
Sasaki's winning personality endeared him to teammates, but don't underestimate the greatest cultural ambassador of them all--the most hellacious forkball in the business, the infamous "Thang" that looks for all the world like a hittable fastball until, at the last moment, it explodes southward in a violent tumble that leaves hitters flailing at wind.
He has good feet but he's hittable and invites the Hatton hook.
You take hittable pitches in a friendly environment, you're going to hit a lot of home runs," Palmer said.
It's a mechanical thing, and it causes his split-finger fastball to flatten out, making it more hittable.
I think he has a real chance against Cotto, who is hittable in a way Mayweather is not.