• "'Shame on you all, to hit a helpless man!'"
    "'Shame on you all, to hit a helpless man!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hitting the act of contacting one thing with another "repeated hitting raised a large bruise","after three misses she finally got a hit"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"He hit out with all his force." "He hit out with all his force."
Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255 Hit Dad in the Nose With The Butt of a Revolver 255
Hit Hit
Hit your man low Hit your man low
Some fine Free Hitting Some fine Free Hitting
Tommy hitting Richard with a mop Tommy hitting Richard with a mop
William hitting Mr. Biggs in the face with the brush William hitting Mr. Biggs in the face with the brush


  • Alan Keightley
    Alan Keightley
    “Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Too aim is not enough, you must hit!”


Fat hits the fire - When the fat hits the fire, trouble breaks out.
Hit a nerve - If something hits a nerve, it upsets someone or causes them pain, often when it is something they are trying to hide.
Hit and miss - Something that is hit and miss is unpredictable and may produce results or may fail.
Hit home - If something hits home, it is understood completely and has a strong effect as people accept it even though it is negative.
Hit me with your best shot - If someone tells you to hit them with your best shot, they are telling you that no matter what you do it won't hurt them or make a difference to them.
Hit rock bottom - When someone hits rock bottom, they reach a point in life where things could not get any worse.
Hit rough weather - If you hit rough weather, you experience difficulties or problems.
Hit the airwaves - If someone hits the airwaves, they go on radio and TV to promote something or to tell their side of a story.
Hit the books - If you hit the books, you study or read hard.
Hit the bull's-eye - If someone hits the bull's-eye, they are exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible. "Bulls-eye" and "bullseye" are alternative spellings.
Hit the ceiling - If someone hits the ceiling, they lose their temper and become very angry.
Hit the Dirt - To duck out of the way or fall to the ground to avoid something dangerous.
Hit the fan - When it hits the fan, or, more rudely, the shit hits the fan, serious trouble starts.
Hit the ground running - If someone hits the ground running, they start a new job or position in a very dynamic manner.
Hit the hay - When you hit the hay, you go to bed.


In literature:

A meteor hitting the Platform will telescope on itself like the cars of a railroad train that hits another at full speed.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
At twenty minutes past one he was hit in the left shoulder, the bullet plunging downwards and backwards into his body.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Yas'm hits a jack an' hit sho will answer any question yo wants ter ask hit.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Berlin, old man, you're hard hit.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Hit or not hit we could not pay the slightest attention to each other now, all we could do was to lie low.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
When York was hit he took his medicine; when he hit the other fellow he chose as vital a spot as he could.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
I let fly with my fist as I came up and hit him full in the face.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
An' las' year hit never looked like rain none, so hit wasn't no use fixin' 'em.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Ah was a silly girl then, 'n Ah'm a married woman now, 'n hit's time you-all stopped foolin' roun' here.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
Hit blow on top er de house, hit blow und' de house, hit blow 'roun' de house.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Quick as we can slap saddles on broncs an' hit the trail.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
You've hit a gait you can't travel, an' don't amount to a decent, full-sized jackass.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
If she had hit you, it would have been all day with you.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
There ain't a day he don't shoot and hit me, and some days he hits me two or three times.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
We hit a log and I hit the one-man top.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
The Thunderbolt hit and hit hard, as though she had slammed into a stone wall.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Knew by that that I had hit him and hit him hard, but the way he beat it you never'd have guessed he was hurt at all.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
It won't hit us right away.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
The second shot hit and a thick, black and yellow cloud from the explosion shot into the air.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
We're hitting it back to Bizerte.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery

In poetry:

Yet always strove my point to carry,
And make you do as I desired:
I'm glad my people made me marry!
They hit on just what I required.
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen
"Hit is a fourtnet and more," seyd hee,
"Syn I my Sauyour see;
To day will I to Notyngham," seid Robyn,
"With the myght of mylde Mary."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Sometimes Shakespeare hit the slide,
Not to mention Pope or Milton;
Some of Southey's stuff is snide.
Some of Spenser's simply Stilton.
"Us Poets II" by Franklin Pierce Adams
An idle boy he'd always use
To polish up the knives and shoes.
If you're inclin'd to keep a spark,
'Tis ten to one he'll hit this mark.
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
Shall I live for my foes to twit me?
He has mastered his nerve again--
He is firm, he will surely hit me--
Will he reach the heart or the brain?
"The Road to Avernus, Scene XI 'Ten Paces Off'" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Brave others, too, toil, night and day,
At dull and humble jobs, and say
‘The dullest deed's a deed well done
If it will help to hit the Hun.’
"‘ Frustration’" by A P Herbert

In news:

0Jordan Lyles hits a 418 foot bomb in Milwaukee and throws a four hit shutout against the Brewers.
Our mailbag was positively stuffed with reactions to Simone Wilson's Dec 7 cover story, which tackled the alarming incidence of hit-and-run accidents in Los Angeles ("Hit-and-Run Epidemic").
News of Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj's collaboration on 'Girl on Fire ( Inferno Version)' hit our radar yesterday, but the track itself finally hit the Web today — and it doesn't disappoint.
Former Rockie Marco Scutaro delivered one last key hit this October, hitting a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants over the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in Game 4 on Sunday night.
The album will include some of her biggest hits, like "Foolish Games," "You Were Meant For Me," and "Hands," plus two newly recorded versions of her hits that will feature guest vocalists, like Kelly Clarkson.
The show will be part of a greatest-hits tour to coincide with the scheduled Feb 5 release of Jewel 's "Greatest Hits" album.
The revival of vinyl records has hit a new milestone with this month's Toy Love album re-issue becoming the first vinyl-only release to hit the New Zealand album charts in decades.
English band Paper Lace is considered a one hit wonder in the US with their 1970's hit, "The Night Chicago Died.".
Truck hits bicycle Middle photo: One critically injured Bottom photo: Hit head-on.
Joe Mauer led the Twins with 4 hits and Josh Willingham had 1 hit and 1 RBI for Minnesota.
He has now hit in 11 straight games and reached base in 26 straight, after hitting two home runs in his first two at-bats in last night's 7-3 loss to the Marlins.
The JVs tallied 14 kills and seven hitting errors for a.130 hitting efficiency.
Spirited and saucy, "Hit and Run" is a small movie with big spirit, a Tarantino-ish sensibility, and a scattergun ethos that results in more hits than misses.
Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam and tied his career high with eight RBIs , Josh Hamilton hit his 19th home run of the season and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-3 Friday night.
Denard Span led the Twins going 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBIs, Justin Morneau had 4 hits and 3 RBIs, Ben Revere had 4 hits with 3 RBIs and Joe Mauer hit a solo homerun, his 6th.

In science:

Vm− ,m+ ,ω (z ) := P z ω ({Xn} hits −m− before hitting m+ ) .
Random walks in random environments
The proof of Theorem 3.2 involves hitting times: let Ty denote the first hitting time of y ∈ Zd .
Random walks in random environments
The same harmonic potential estimates as in lemma 1 show that for any point in ∂B (y , 2s), the probability to hit ∂B (0, 2r) before hitting B (y , s) is ≥ c/ log(r/s) = c/√k (here we use (2)).
Excited random walk in three dimensions has positive speed
Denote by τ (x) = min{n ∈ Z+ : (n, xn) ∈ C } the first hitting time, and by θ the corresponding hitting distribution on C : θ(n, x) = Pg {x ∈ GZ+ : τ (x) = n, xn = x} .
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
T is the hitting time of Tk and eT is the hitting time of eTk .
Scaling limits of the uniform spanning tree and loop-erased random walk on finite graphs
In Subsection 3.2, we prove that with a large quenched probability, after hitting mn , the RWRE stays in N during almost n units of time and then hits −1 for the first time.
Some properties of the rate function of quenched large deviations for random walk in random environment
Ty is the hitting time of y (equal to infinity if the random walk never hits y ).
Random walks in a Dirichlet environment
H + of the event {H + k−1} is the probability that a standard Brownian motion hits c before hitting −1.
Valleys and the maximum local time for random walk in random environment
If a compatible hit is found within the search area on the innermost pixel layer, a better estimate of the longitudinal (z ) vertex position is obtained by interpolating the line from the cluster through the corresponding hit to the beam line.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Indeed, assuming a hit on the r = 4 cm layer, the distance between the hit predictions on the r = 11 cm layer for pT = 15 GeV/c and pT = 20 GeV/c electron would be 78 „m { less than the size of a pixel.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Using the inner pixel layers alone results in a large ine–ciency (» 7%) in the staged pixel conflguration, so the low luminosity staged pixel detector algorithm supplements the pixel hits with hits found in the flrst silicon strip layer of the tracker, and regains some of the lost e–ciency.
The CMS High Level Trigger
When the distributions are broken down according to the number of hits associated in the tracks, the width and proportion of events in the tail of the distribution for electrons is found to vary (electrons which radiate little have tracks with more hits, and a better measured momentum).
The CMS High Level Trigger
At the seeding level an option is adopted which uses two pixel hits out of three pixel layers (\2-hit recovery") since it increases the seeding e–ciency.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Hits from all stations are collected by the Pattern Comparator Trigger (PACT) which detects the muon candidates based on the occurrence of predicted hit patterns.
The CMS High Level Trigger
In order to trigger on a particular hit pattern left by a muon in the RPCs, the PACT performs two functions: it requires time coincidence of hits in patterns ranging from 3 out of 4 muon stations to 4 out of 6 muon stations along a certain road and assigns a pT value.
The CMS High Level Trigger