The word "hit" is similar to the words punch, strike, slap, bang, push, and beat, but this is a very basic and common word in English, so the examples below are useful in understanding when or how to use it.
In the first set of examples, the word "hit" is a verb. It’s an irregular verb:
The word "hit" is also commonly used as a noun:
There are many popular expressions that include the word "hit."
- When a man likes a woman, he hits on her to get her attention. (hit on = try to attract)
- A woman can hit on a man in the same way.
- When you get an idea in your head, it hits you.
- When you find a solution to a problem, you hit on it.
- A person who gets mad, hits the roof.
- When you tell a person to leave, say "Hit the road." (hit the road = get away from here)
- A person who travels somewhere also hits the road. (hit the road = travel)
- A negative reaction to medicine can hit you the wrong way.
- A positive reaction to food or drink hits the spot. That really hit the spot. (hit the spot = provide satisfaction)
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August 14, 2019