What does ‘hit’ mean?

The word ‘hit’ can mean many different things. As a verb, it involves bringing a body part or object into contact with another person/object or a missile striking a target.


For example:

  • Ellen raised her fist and hit Sally across the face. (person/object into contact with another person/object)
  • The archer hit the bullseye from 200 meters away. (missile striking a target)

Hit is an irregular verb. The past tense is hit and the past participle is hit. I’ll give you an example sentence of each tense:

  • I always hit the post when I try and score a goal. (present)
  • The car hit the barrier and went into the bushes. (past simple)
  • Its the second time this month another car has hit mine. (past participle)
verb phrases - hit
Idioms with verbs - HIT - hit a home run
Idioms with verbs - HIT - hit a nerve
Idioms with verbs - HIT - hit a snag
Idioms with verbs - HIT - hit a wall
hit idioms - hit and run
verb phrase - hit it off with someone
hit the big time
hit the books
hit idioms - hit the bulls-eye
hit the ground running
hit idioms - hit the hay/sack
hit the jackpot
hit idioms - hit the nail on the head
hit the right note
hit the road
hit idioms - hit the roof
hit the skids
hit idioms - one-hit wonder