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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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Proper fundamentals are crucial in hitting a baseball.
And for a while after we talked, particularly in 1997, it seemed as if he was addressing that aspect of his hitting.
But in a subsequent television interview, when asked if he practiced my father's Absolutes of Hitting, he replied, "I use most of them, but not all of them.
There is no question that it makes hitting more difficult for the player of normal ability.
This is perhaps the most important fundamental in hitting.
When it comes to hitting greens, iron accuracy is far more important than driving distance or fairways hit.
Since the role of the hitting coach is to assist each hitter in developing the hitting style best suited for him, it will behoove every coach to familiarize himself with the basics of the three current hitting styles.
The one important aspect of hitting common to all three systems relates to the function and importance of the rear arm or top hand.
Slugging right-handed hitting outfielder Alex Frazier is hitting .
Wells was a big disappointment, and that was with Carlos Delgado hitting behind him.
To get hitters focused on hitting the ball hard - not high - Backman and Fox have implemented some novel drills in batting practice, including situational hitting sessions in which the batters are called out - and thus lose the rest of their hitting round - for hitting a fly ball, no matter how far it travels.
Although Murray excelled in the low minors, a turning point came at Double-A when manager Jimmie Schaffer suggested he try switch hitting.
Drew Saberhagen accounted for both runs for Calabasas (17-10), hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Lake Elsinore is hitting 56 points better against left-handers - .
Everyone underestimated our hitting,'' said UCLA's Billy Susdorf, who is off to the team's hottest start with eight hits, seven RBI and two home runs.