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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hit \Hit\, v. i. 1. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on. [1913 Webster] If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and hit one against another? --Locke. [1913 Webster] Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies, become conjoined with them. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 2. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck. [1913 Webster] And oft it hits Where hope is coldest and despair most fits. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And millions miss for one that hits. --Swift. [1913 Webster] To hit on or To hit upon, to light upon; to come to by chance; to discover unexpectedly; as, he hit on the solution after days of trying. "None of them hit upon the art." --Addison. [1913 Webster]