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Hit vs. Press

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Hitverb

To strike.

Pressnoun

(countable) A device used to apply pressure to an item.

‘a flower press’;

Hitverb

(transitive) To administer a blow to, directly or with a weapon or missile.

‘One boy hit the other.’;

Pressnoun

(countable) A printing machine.

‘Stop the presses!’;

Hitverb

(transitive) To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.

‘The ball hit the fence.’;

Pressnoun

(uncountable) A collective term for the print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).

‘according to a member of the press;’; ‘This article appeared in the press.’;

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Hitverb

(intransitive) To strike against something.

Pressnoun

(countable) A publisher.

Hitverb

To kill a person, usually on the instructions of a third party.

‘Hit him tonight and throw the body in the river.’;

Pressnoun

An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).

‘Put the cups in the press.’; ‘Put the ironing in the linen press.’;

Hitverb

To attack, especially amphibiously.

‘If intelligence had been what it should have been, I don't think we'd ever have hit that island.’;

Pressnoun

An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.

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Hitverb

To briefly visit.

‘We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.’;

Pressnoun

An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.

‘He can even the match with a press.’;

Hitverb

To encounter an obstacle or other difficulty.

‘You'll hit some nasty thunderstorms if you descend too late.’; ‘We hit a lot of traffic coming back from the movies.’;

Pressnoun

(countable) Pure, unfermented grape juice.

‘I would like some Concord press with my meal tonight.’;

Hitverb

(heading) To attain, to achieve.

Pressnoun

A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.

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Hitverb

To reach or achieve.

‘I hit the jackpot.’; ‘The movie hits theaters in December.’; ‘The temperature could hit 110°F tomorrow.’; ‘We hit Detroit at one in the morning but kept driving through the night.’;

Pressnoun

(obsolete) A crowd.

Hitverb

(intransitive) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, often by luck.

Pressverb

(ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with force or weight

Hitverb

To guess; to light upon or discover.

Pressverb

(transitive) to compress, squeeze

‘to press fruit for the purpose of extracting the juice’;

Hitverb

(transitive) To affect negatively.

‘The economy was hit by a recession.’; ‘The hurricane hit his fishing business hard.’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to clasp, hold in an embrace; to hug

‘She took her son, and press'd’; ‘The illustrious infant to her fragrant breast (Dryden, Illiad, VI. 178.)’;

Hitverb

(metaphorically) To attack.

Pressverb

(transitive) to reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth

‘to press cloth with an iron’; ‘to press a hat’;

Hitverb

To make a play.

Pressverb

To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas.

Hitverb

In blackjack, to deal a card to.

‘Hit me.’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction

‘to press a crowd back’;

Hitverb

To come up to bat.

‘Jones hit for the pitcher.’;

Pressverb

to weigh upon, oppress, trouble

‘He turns from us;’; ‘Alas, he weeps too! Something presses him’; ‘He would reveal, but dare not.-Sir, be comforted. (Fletcher, Pilgrim, I. 2.)’;

Hitverb

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

Pressverb

(transitive) to force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly, impel

Hitverb

To use; to connect to.

‘The external web servers hit DBSRV7, but the internal web server hits DBSRV3.’;

Pressverb

To try to force (something upon someone); to urge or inculcate.

‘to press the Bible on an audience’;

Hitverb

To have sex with.

‘I'd hit that.’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to hasten, urge onward

‘to press a horse in a race’;

Hitverb

To inhale an amount of smoke from a narcotic substance, particularly marijuana.

Pressverb

(transitive) to urge, beseech, entreat

‘God heard their prayers, wherein they earnestly pressed him for the honor of his great name. (Winthrop, Hist. New England, II. 35)’;

Hitnoun

A blow; a punch; a striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

‘The hit was very slight.’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to lay stress upon, emphasize

‘If we read but a very little, we naturally want to press it all; if we read a great deal, we are willing not to press the whole of what we read, and we learn what ought to be pressed and what not. (M. Arnold, Literature and Dogma, Pref.)’;

Hitnoun

Something very successful, such as a song, film, or video game, that receives widespread recognition and acclaim.

Pressverb

(ambitransitive) to throng, crowd

Hitnoun

An attack on a location, person or people.

Pressverb

to print

Hitnoun

In the game of Battleship, a correct guess at where one's opponent ship is.

Pressverb

To force into service, particularly into naval service.

Hitnoun

A match found by searching a computer system or search engine

Pressnoun

An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.

Hitnoun

(Internet) A measured visit to a web site, a request for a single file from a web server.

‘My site received twice as many hits after being listed in a search engine.’;

Pressnoun

A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.

‘I have misused the king's press.’;

Hitnoun

An approximately correct answer in a test set.

Pressnoun

An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.

Hitnoun

(baseball) The complete play, when the batter reaches base without the benefit of a walk, error, or fielder’s choice.

‘The catcher got a hit to lead off the fifth.’;

Pressnoun

Specifically, a printing press.

Hitnoun

(colloquial) A dose of an illegal or addictive drug.

‘Where am I going to get my next hit?’;

Pressnoun

The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.

Hitnoun

A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.

Pressnoun

An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.

Hitnoun

(dated) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark.

‘a happy hit’;

Pressnoun

The act of pressing or thronging forward.

‘In their throng and press to that last hold.’;

Hitnoun

(backgammon) A move that throws one of the opponent's men back to the entering point.

Pressnoun

Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.

Hitnoun

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

Pressnoun

A multitude of individuals crowded together; crowd of single things; a throng.

‘They could not come nigh unto him for the press.’;

Hitadjective

Very successful.

‘The band played their hit song to the delight of the fans.’;

Pressverb

To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.

‘To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed.’;

Hitpronoun

(dialectal) It.

Pressverb

To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.

‘Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together.’;

Hitpronoun

It.

Pressverb

To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.

‘From sweet kernels pressed,She tempers dulcet creams.’; ‘And I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.’;

Hit

3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth.

Pressverb

To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.

Hitverb

To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).

‘I think you have hit the mark.’;

Pressverb

To embrace closely; to hug.

‘Leucothoe shook at these alarms,And pressed Palemon closer in her arms.’;

Hitverb

To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.

‘Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the notes right.’; ‘There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails with him.’; ‘Whose saintly visage is too brightTo hit the sense of human sight.’; ‘He scarcely hit my humor.’;

Pressverb

To oppress; to bear hard upon.

‘Press not a falling man too far.’;

Hitverb

To guess; to light upon or discover.

Pressverb

To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.

Hitverb

To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; - said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

Pressverb

To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.

‘Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.’;

Hitverb

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.’;

Pressverb

To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.

‘He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.’; ‘Be sure to press upon him every motive.’;

Hitverb

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

‘And oft it hitsWhere hope is coldest and despair most fits.’; ‘And millions miss for one that hits.’;

Pressverb

To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.

‘The posts . . . went cut, being hastened and pressed on, by the king's commandment.’;

Hitnoun

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.’;

Pressverb

To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.

Hitnoun

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.’;

Pressverb

To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.

‘They pressed upon him for to touch him.’;

Hitnoun

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

Pressverb

To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.

Hitnoun

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

Pressnoun

newspaper writers and photographers

Hitnoun

A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; - sometimes used specifically for a base hit.

Pressnoun

the state of urgently demanding notice or attention;

‘the press of business matters’;

Hitnoun

An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a professional assassin.

Pressnoun

the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines

Hitnoun

(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball);

‘he came all the way around on Williams' hit’;

Pressnoun

a machine used for printing

Hitnoun

the act of contacting one thing with another;

‘repeated hitting raised a large bruise’; ‘after three misses she finally got a hit’;

Pressnoun

a dense crowd of people

Hitnoun

a conspicuous success;

‘that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career’; ‘that new Broadway show is a real smasher’; ‘the party went with a bang’;

Pressnoun

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Hitnoun

(physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together;

‘the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction’;

Pressnoun

clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

Hitnoun

a dose of a narcotic drug

Pressnoun

any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

Hitnoun

a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate;

‘it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit’;

Pressnoun

a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

Hitnoun

a connection made via the internet to another website;

‘WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide’;

Pressnoun

the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;

‘he gave the button a press’; ‘he used pressure to stop the bleeding’; ‘at the pressing of a button’;

Hitverb

cause to move by striking;

‘hit a ball’;

Pressverb

exert pressure or force to or upon;

‘He pressed down on the boards’; ‘press your thumb on this spot’;

Hitverb

hit against; come into sudden contact with;

‘The car hit a tree’; ‘He struck the table with his elbow’;

Pressverb

force or impel in an indicated direction;

‘I urged him to finish his studies’;

Hitverb

affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely;

‘We were hit by really bad weather’; ‘He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager’; ‘The earthquake struck at midnight’;

Pressverb

to be oppressive or burdensome;

‘weigh heavily on the mind’; ‘Something pressed on his mind’;

Hitverb

deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument;

‘He hit her hard in the face’;

Pressverb

place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure;

‘pressed flowers’;

Hitverb

reach a destination, either real or abstract;

‘We hit Detroit by noon’; ‘The water reached the doorstep’; ‘We barely made it to the finish line’; ‘I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts’;

Pressverb

squeeze or press together;

‘she compressed her lips’; ‘the spasm contracted the muscle’;

Hitverb

reach a point in time, or a certain state or level;

‘The thermometer hit 100 degrees’; ‘This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour’;

Pressverb

crowd closely;

‘The crowds pressed along the street’;

Hitverb

hit with a missile from a weapon

Pressverb

create by pressing;

‘Press little holes into the soft clay’;

Hitverb

cause to experience suddenly;

‘Panic struck me’; ‘An interesting idea hit her’; ‘A thought came to me’; ‘The thought struck terror in our minds’; ‘They were struck with fear’;

Pressverb

be urgent;

‘This is a pressing problem’;

Hitverb

make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target;

‘The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939’; ‘We must strike the enemy's oil fields’; ‘in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2’;

Pressverb

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;

‘The liberal party pushed for reforms’; ‘She is crusading for women's rights’; ‘The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate’;

Hitverb

hit the intended target or goal

Pressverb

press from a plastic;

‘press a record’;

Hitverb

produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically;

‘The pianist strikes a middle C’; ‘strike `z' on the keyboard’; ‘her comments struck a sour note’;

Pressverb

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby;

‘`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman’;

Hitverb

encounter by chance;

‘I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant’;

Pressverb

lift weights;

‘This guy can press 300 pounds’;

Hitverb

gain points in a game;

‘The home team scored many times’; ‘He hit a home run’; ‘He hit .300 in the past season’;

Pressverb

ask for or request earnestly;

‘The prophet bid all people to become good persons’;

Hitverb

consume to excess;

‘hit the bottle’;

Hitverb

kill intentionally and with premeditation;

‘The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered’;

Hitverb

drive something violently into a location;

‘he hit his fist on the table’; ‘she struck her head on the low ceiling’;

Hitverb

pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to;

‘He tries to hit on women in bars’;

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