usage: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
1. hit, propel, impel
usage: cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
2. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, touch
usage: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
3. hit, touch
usage: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
usage: reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
5. hit, strike, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
usage: 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"
6. shoot, hit, pip, injure, wound
usage: hit with a missile from a weapon
7. stumble, hit, come by, come into
usage: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
8. score, hit, tally, rack up, gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
usage: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
9. hit, strike, come to
usage: 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"
10. strike, hit, attack, assail
usage: 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"