hit upon something

hit upon something
ˈhit on/upon sth derived
no passive (rather informal) to think of a good idea suddenly or by chance

She hit on the perfect title for her new novel.

Main entry:hitderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hit on something — ˈhit on/upon sth derived no passive (rather informal) to think of a good idea suddenly or by chance • She hit on the perfect title for her new novel. Main entry: ↑hitderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit upon — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hit upon : present tense I/you/we/they hit upon he/she/it hits upon present participle hitting upon past tense hit upon past participle hit upon 1) hit upon something same as hit on 1) She hit upon a clever… …   English dictionary

  • hit upon — find what you want or think of something by chance We hit upon the idea of going to the lake for our holiday after our airline reservations were cancelled …   Idioms and examples

  • hit — hit1 [ hıt ] (past tense and past participle hit) verb *** ▸ 1 touch something with force ▸ 2 have bad effect on ▸ 3 when you realize something ▸ 4 reach place/state etc. ▸ 5 press switch etc. ▸ 6 achieve score in sport ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hit — 1 /hIt/ verb past tense and past participle hitpresent participle hitting 1 TOUCH SB/STH HARD (T) to touch someone or something quickly and usually hard with your hand, a stick etc: hit sth with: Billy was hitting a tin can with a spoon. | hit sb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit — hit1 W2S1 [hıt] v past tense and past participle hit present participle hitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(touch somebody/something hard)¦ 2¦(crash into something)¦ 3¦(hurt yourself)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(press)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(affect badly)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit — I UK [hɪt] / US verb Word forms hit : present tense I/you/we/they hit he/she/it hits present participle hitting past tense hit past participle hit *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to move quickly onto an object or surface, touching it with force… …   English dictionary

  • hit — [[t]hɪ̱t[/t]] ♦ hits, hitting (The form hit is used in the present tense and is the past and present participle.) 1) VERB If you hit someone or something, you deliberately touch them with a lot of force, with your hand or an object held in your… …   English dictionary

  • hit on/upon — DISCOVER, come up with, think of, conceive of, dream up, work out, invent, create, devise, design, pioneer; uncover, stumble on, chance on, light on, come upon. → hit * * * hit on/upon [phrasal verb] 1 hit on (someone) US …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hit on : present tense I/you/we/they hit on he/she/it hits on present participle hitting on past tense hit on past participle hit on 1) hit on or hit upon hit on something to suddenly have an idea They hit on… …   English dictionary

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