take a hit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take a hit inhale through the nose
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Quotations

  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.”

Usage

In literature:

There goes a home run, and Barter's been hit so hard that we'll have to take him out.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
A cleek would take the turf and the ball and make a good hit.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Maybe I did take a rock to him, but you had him strangled to death before I ever hit him.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
If you hit a tough week, I might take ninety-five bucks and let the rest go over a few days, but I gotta have the dress suit and that goes!
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
If you are yearning to hit somebody, take a fellow your own size.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
He cannot take up a novel or walk across the street without hitting upon appropriate instances.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
That shot was fired from a distance, and if we take a notion to run he couldn't possibly hit us.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
It could take a direct hit from even the biggest rockets without harm to the personnel inside.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
How in the world you can take off from Earth and hit a target far out in space is beyond me.
"The Black Tide" by Arthur G. Stangland
Before they can organize themselves, I'll take a hundred men and hit the temple.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
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In poetry:

If you should take a custard pie
And hit a Sissy in the eye,
He would not go before a jury,
He'd only blush and say "Oh Fury!"
For he is perfumed, sweet and mild,
That's just his kind, my dearest child.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck
And, arriving at your lodgings, with a face of deepest gloom,
You shun the other boarders and your manly brow you knit;
You take a light and go upstairs directly to your room—
But the whole house knows you’re hit.
"Rejected" by Henry Lawson

In news:

"It's definitely takes a hit that you can't trust everyone around you and guard your stuff," Hayden resident Mindy Newby said.
With Americans bracing for tax hikes in January if Congress and the White House can't resolve the "fiscal cliff" budget dilemma, taxpayers' personal data may also take a hit.
National Parks could take a hit from the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Food safety programs will also take a hit.
Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion remains in the hospital after taking a hit Friday night while playing for the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion remains in hospital after taking a hit Friday night while playing for the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
SolarCity IPO Takes a Big Hit, Even Before It Starts Trading.
When he said no, they attacked him, at one point taking a golf club out of the victim's car and hitting him with it.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon.
Erin DiMeglio knows how to take a hit.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' playoff hopes take a hit in loss to Philadelphia Eagles.
City's job prospects take a hit .
Salt Lake Bees' postseason chances take a hit .
Bucs' playoff hopes take a hit .
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In science:

The expected hitting time between two points S and T in a graph is the time it takes the random walk on average to reach T starting at S .
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
We will take A ∈ B(Rd\K δ satisfies µ((∂K δ c ) to avoid sets A that can be hit by simply drifting in the direction −c.
Functional large deviations for multivariate regularly varying random walks
Suppose that the random scenery is obtained by taking an irrational rotation of the circle and putting a +1 each time the top of the circle is hit and a −1 when the bottom half is hit.
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
In fact, Fij + Fj i is the average time that a walker, originating at node i, will take to hit node j and go back to i, and it is often called commute time between i and j denoted as Cij , i.e., Cij = Fij + Fj i .
Mean first-passage time for random walks on the T-graph
In each hitting scenario, a subset of the Zj ’s equal, in other words hit, their upper bounds and the rest of the Zj ’s can take arbitrary values in certain open intervals.
Conditional Sampling for Spectrally Discrete Max-Stable Random Fields
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