To hit off, to describe with quick characteristic strokes; as, to hit off a speaker. Sir W. Temple.To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Hit) v. i.

1. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; — followed by against or on.

If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and hit one against another?

Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them.

2. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, — often with implied chance, or luck.

And oft it hits
Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.

And millions miss for one that hits.

To hit onor upon, to light upon; to come to by chance. "None of them hit upon the art." Addison.

(Hit), n.

1. A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

So he the famed Cilician fencer praised,
And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed.

2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit.

What late he called a blessing, now was wit,
And God's good providence, a lucky hit.

3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.

4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.

5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; — sometimes used specifically for a base hit.

Base hit, Safe hit, Sacrifice hit. (Baseball) See under Base, Safe, etc.

(Hitch) v. t. [Cf. Scot. hitch a motion by a jerk, and hatch, hotch, to move by jerks, also Prov. G. hiksen, G. hinken, to limp, hobble; or E. hiccough; or possibly akin to E. hook.]

1. To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

Atoms . . . which at length hitched together.

2. To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; — said of something obstructed or impeded.

Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme.

To ease themselves . . . by hitching into another place.

3. To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere. [Eng.] Halliwell.

(Hitch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hitched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hitching.]

4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; — said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

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