hitting hitting  /ˈhɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of contacting one thing with another
  2. (n) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
  3. (n) the act of contacting one thing with another
  4. (n) a conspicuous success
  5. (n) (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
  6. (n) a dose of a narcotic drug
  7. (n) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
  8. (n) a connection made via the internet to another website
  9. (v) cause to move by striking
  10. (v) hit against; come into sudden contact with
  11. (v) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  12. (v) reach a destination, either real or abstract
  13. (v) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
  14. (v) hit with a missile from a weapon
  15. (v) encounter by chance
  16. (v) gain points in a game
  17. (v) cause to experience suddenly
  18. (v) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
  19. (v) kill intentionally and with premeditation
  20. (v) drive something violently into a location
  21. (v) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
  22. (v) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
  23. (v) consume to excess
  24. (v) hit the intended target or goal
  25. (v) pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Between 1956 and 1974, Pel scored a total of 1,220 goals not unlike hitting an average of 70 home runs every year for a decade and a half.
  2. After shosaikoto was approved for coverage by Japan's national health insurance program in 1976, usage skyrocketed, with sales hitting a peak of more than $400 million in 1992.

News

  1. HITTING OFF THE WEEKEND RIGHT

    A RANDOM assortment of Phillies' hitting statistics on a beautiful off day in the Philadelphia region: Domonic Brown has gone 10 games without hitting a home run after hitting six in the 10 games prior and six more in the 10 games prior to that.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Fewer cars hitting the road for Independence Day travel?

    Hitting the roads for the Independence Day holiday this year?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KXLF Butte

  3. Man denied hitting girlfriend who was then found with a shiner, police say

    A man denied hitting his girlfriend just before police found her inside their home with a shiner, officials said. Nakhiem N. Battle bruised his girlfriend's right eye when he smacked her in the face during an argument in their home in the 700 block of East Fifth Street in Bethlehem at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, officials said. Battle claimed the argument hadn't turned physical when he was stopped ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  1. "Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals," McGwire said, "I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago."
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Mark McGwire Source: CNN

  2. "Nothing is easy these days, especially at this stage of the tournament," Djokovic said. "But the way I played, I deserved to win. I was hitting all the shots and I was really playing very solid from all parts of the court. I'm very, very...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Novak Djokovic Source: The Associated Press

  3. "The tough times are hitting us far faster, wider and deeper than expected," said Katsuaki Watanabe, Toyota's president. "This is an unprecedented crisis requiring urgent action."
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Katsuaki Watanabe Source: New York Times

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