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[n] a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
[n] the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
[n] a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
[n] a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
[n] a dose of a narcotic drug
[n] (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together; "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"
[v] gain points; "The home team scored many times"
[v] make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
[v] hit with a missile from a weapon
[v] hit the target or goal, as intended
[v] consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
[v] affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
[v] produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
[v] hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
[v] deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
[v] cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
[v] reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
[v] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
[v] cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"
[v] encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
[v] kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

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Antonyms

miss, miss