it hit me definition, it hit me meaning | English dictionary

it hit me exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.

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exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
device that holds a book while reading it
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hit  


      vb   , hits, hitting, hit   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to deal (a blow or stroke) to (a person or thing); strike  
the man hit the child     
2    to come into violent contact with  
the car hit the tree     
3    to reach or strike with a missile, thrown object, etc.  
to hit a target     
4    to make or cause to make forceful contact; knock or bump  
I hit my arm on the table     
5    to propel or cause to move by striking  
to hit a ball     
6      (Cricket)   to score (runs)  
7    to affect (a person, place, or thing) suddenly or adversely  
his illness hit his wife very hard     
8    to become suddenly apparent to (a person)  
the reason for his behaviour hit me and made the whole episode clear     
9    to achieve or reach  
to hit the jackpot, unemployment hit a new high     
10    to experience or encounter  
I've hit a slight snag here     
11    Slang   to murder (a rival criminal) in fulfilment of an underworld contract or vendetta  
12    to accord or suit (esp. in the phrase hit one's fancy)  
13    to guess correctly or find out by accident  
you have hit the answer     
14    Informal   to set out on (a road, path, etc.)  
let's hit the road     
15    Informal   to arrive or appear in  
he will hit town tomorrow night     
16    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to demand or request from  
he hit me for a pound     
17    Slang   to drink an excessive amount of (alcohol)  
to hit the bottle     
18    hit it     (Music, slang)   start playing  
19    hit the sack (or hay)  
Slang   to go to bed  
20    not know what has hit one   to be completely taken by surprise  
      n  
21    an impact or collision  
22    a shot, blow, etc., that reaches its object  
23    an apt, witty, or telling remark  
24    Informal  
a    a person or thing that gains wide appeal  
she's a hit with everyone     
b    (as modifier)  
a hit record     
25    Informal   a stroke of luck  
26    Slang  
a    a murder carried out as the result of an underworld vendetta or rivalry  
b    (as modifier)  
a hit squad     
27    Slang   a drag on a cigarette, a swig from a bottle, a line of a drug, or an injection of heroin  
28      (Computing, slang)   a single visit to a website  
29    make (or score) a hit with  
Informal   to make a favourable impression on,   (See also)        hit off       hit on       hit out  
     (Old English hittan, from Old Norse hitta)  


hard-hit  
      adj   seriously affected or hurt  
hard-hit by taxation     
hit-and-miss  
      adj  
Informal   random; haphazard  
a hit-and-miss affair, the technique is very hit and miss        (Also)    hit or miss  
hit-and-run  
      adj   prenominal  
1   
a    involved in or denoting a motor-vehicle accident in which the driver leaves the scene without stopping to give assistance, inform the police, etc.  
b    (as n)  
a hit-and-run     
2    (of an attack, raid, etc.) relying on surprise allied to a rapid departure from the scene of operations for the desired effect  
hit-and-run tactics     
3      (Baseball)   denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter  
hit list  
      n  
Informal  
1    a list of people to be murdered  
a terrorist hit list     
2    a list of targets to be eliminated in some way  
a hit list of pits to be closed     
hit man  
      n  
Slang   a hired assassin, esp. one employed by gangsters  
hit off  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to represent or mimic accurately  
2    hit it off  
Informal   to have a good relationship with  
hit on  
      vb   tr, prep  
1    to strike  
2      (Also)    hit upon   to discover unexpectedly or guess correctly  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to make sexual advances to  
hit out  
      vb   intr, adv; often foll by: at  
1    to direct blows forcefully and vigorously  
2    to make a verbal attack (upon someone)  
hit parade  
      n  
Old-fashioned   a listing or playing of the current most popular songs  
hit wicket  
      n     (Cricket)   an instance of a batsman breaking the wicket with the bat or a part of the body while playing a stroke and so being out  
king-hit     (Austral)  
informal  
      n  
1    a knockout blow, esp. an unfair one  
      vb   , -hits, -hitting, -hit   tr  
2    to deliver a knockout blow to  
pinch-hit  
      vb   , -hits, -hitting, -hit   intr  
1      (Baseball)   to bat as a substitute for the scheduled batter  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to act as a substitute  
  pinch hitter      n  
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