knock, beat, sock, slap, punch, punish, smite, thump, bump, hammer, strike down, bang, whack, thwack, jab, clap, tap, pat, dab, smack, kick at, pelt, flail, thrash, cuff, kick, rap, cudgel, clout, club, buffet, bat around, kick around, lay low, lash out at, not hold one's punches, hit at, hit out at, make a dent in, let have it, give a black eye, swing at, take a swing at, crack, squail, mug*, pop*, biff*, hook*, bash*, bob*, slug*, nail*, conk*, paste*, whomp*, nail one on*, let fly at*, box off*, ride roughshod over*, box the ears*, whang*, hang a mouse on*; see also knock out.
To bump against
To fire in time; said of an internal combustion motor
In baseball, to hit safely
A popular success
In baseball, a batted ball that cannot be fielded
shot, struck, slugged, cuffed, slapped, smacked, pummeled, clouted, punched, boxed, slammed, knocked, beat, beaten, pounded, thrashed, spanked, banged, smashed, cudgeled, basted, slogged, smitten, tapped, rapped, whacked, thwacked, thumped, kicked, swatted*, mugged*, pasted*, plastered*, biffed*, binged*, poked*, rocked*, knocked out*; see also hurt.
To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:bash, catch, clout, knock, pop1, slam, slog, slug3, smash, smite, sock, strike, swat, thwack, whack, wham, whop. (Informal) biff, bop, clip1, wallop. (Slang) belt, conk, paste. Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone. See attack, strike
To enter a person's mind:occur, strike. Idiom: cross one's mind. See happen
To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:catch, hit on (or upon), surprise, take. See surprise
To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:counter, reciprocate, retaliate, retort, strike back. See attack, forgiveness phrasal verb hit on or upon
To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:catch, surprise, take. (Informal) hit. See surprise
To reach (a goal or objective):arrive at, attain, come to, gain, get to. See start
A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:bang, blow2, clout, crack, lick, pound, slug3, sock, swat, thwack, welt, whack, wham, whop. (Informal) bash, biff, bop, clip1, wallop. (Slang) belt, conk, paste. See attack, strike
A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:sleeper. (Informal) smash, smash hit, ten-strike, wow. (Slang) boff, boffo, boffola. See thrive
An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette:drag, draw, puff, pull. See breath
The crime of murdering someone:blood, homicide, killing, murder. See help
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