hit the deck

hit the deck
verb
fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger (Freq. 1)
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The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire

Syn: ↑hit the dirt
Hypernyms: ↑move
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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hit the deck (slang)
1. To lie, fall or be pushed down quickly (esp for safety)
2. To get out of bed
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Main Entry:deck

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hit the deck informal phrase
to fall or throw yourself to the ground

There was a bang and everybody hit the deck.

Thesaurus: to move, or to move something downwardssynonym
Main entry: deck

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hit the deck — see hit, 1
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Main Entry:deck
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hit the deck (or hit the dirt or hit the ground)
: to drop down to the ground or floor suddenly

She hit the deck when the gunfire started.

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Main Entry:hit

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hit the ˈdeck idiom
(informal) to fall to the ground
Main entry:hitidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hit the deck — {v. phr.} To get up from bed, to start working. (From sailor s language as in All hands on the deck! ) * /OK boys, it s time to hit the deck!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the deck — {v. phr.} To get up from bed, to start working. (From sailor s language as in All hands on the deck! ) * /OK boys, it s time to hit the deck!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Hit the Deck — can refer to:* Hit the Deck (musical), a 1927 musical * Hit the Deck (1930 film), a 1930 film * Hit the Deck (1955 film), a 1955 film …   Wikipedia

  • hit the deck — hit the deck/dirt American & Australian, informal to fall to the ground, or to quickly lie on the ground, especially to avoid danger. The shooting started, and I heard someone shout Hit the deck! …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the deck — ► hit the deck informal fall to the ground. Main Entry: ↑deck …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the deck — 1. tv. to get out of bed. □ Come on, hit the deck! It’s morning. □ Hit the deck! Time to rise and shine! 2. tv. to fall down; to drop down. □ Hit the deck. Don’t let them see you. UI hit the deck the minute I heard the shots …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit\ the\ deck — v. phr. To get up from bed, to start working. (From sailor s language as in All hands on the deck! ) ok boys, it s time to hit the deck! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the deck — to fall to the ground suddenly to avoid danger. At the sound of gunfire, we all hit the deck …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the deck — informal to fall or throw yourself to the ground There was a bang and everybody hit the deck …   English dictionary

  • hit the deck — get up from bed, start working Let s hit the deck and get this work done before supper …   Idioms and examples

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