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Knockdown vs. Hit

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Knockdownnoun

An act of knocking down or the condition of being knocked down.

Hitverb

To strike.

Knockdownnoun

An overwhelming blow.

Hitverb

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

‘One boy hit the other.’;

Knockdownnoun

Very strong ale or beer.

Hitverb

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

‘The ball hit the fence.’;

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Knockdownnoun

(genetics) A genetically modified organism that carries one or more genes in its chromosomes that have been made less active or had their expression reduced.

Hitverb

(intransitive) To strike against something.

Knockdownnoun

(genetics) The use of a reagent such as an oligonucleotide with sequence complementary to an active gene or its mRNA transcript, to interfere with the expression of said gene.

Hitverb

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

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

Knockdownnoun

(nautical) The condition of a sailboat being pushed abruptly to horizontal, with the mast parallel to the water surface.

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.’;

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Knockdownnoun

(soccer) a short pass played downwards, for example from the head onto someone's feet.

Hitverb

To briefly visit.

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

Knockdownnoun

A shelter erected for use as a temporary dressing room.

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.’;

Knockdownnoun

A collection of parts required to assemble a product, typically manufactured in one region and exported elsewhere for assembly.

Hitverb

(heading) To attain, to achieve.

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Knockdownverb

(genetics) To employ the knockdown technique

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.’;

Knockdownadjective

powerful enough to overwhelm or knock down

‘a knockdown argument’; ‘a knockdown blow’;

Hitverb

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

Knockdownadjective

reduced in price, originally to a price below which an article would not be sold by the auctioneer

Hitverb

To guess; to light upon or discover.

Knockdownadjective

Capable of being taken apart for packing or removal.

‘knockdown furniture’;

Hitverb

(transitive) To affect negatively.

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

Knockdownadjective

(of a rivet head) To be formed into a head by upsetting in fastening.

Hitverb

(metaphorically) To attack.

Knockdownnoun

That which knocks one down; something that overpowers or overwhelms, as strong liquor; specif., a kind of ale or beer that is very strong.

Hitverb

To make a play.

Knockdownnoun

A knocking down; a felling by a knock, as of a combatant, or of an animal; a blow that overwhelms; also, a fist fight.

Hitverb

In blackjack, to deal a card to.

‘Hit me.’;

Knockdownnoun

Something that knocks down, or takes apart, for packing or removal, as a piece of furniture; also, state of being knocked down, or taken apart.

Hitverb

To come up to bat.

‘Jones hit for the pitcher.’;

Knockdownadjective

Of force sufficient to fell or completely overthrow; as, a knockdown blow; a knockdown argument..

Hitverb

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

Knockdownadjective

Designating a rivet end to be formed into a head by upsetting in fastening.

Hitverb

To use; to connect to.

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

Knockdownadjective

Of or pertaining to the act of knocking down at an auction; specif., designating the price below which an article will not be disposed by the auctioneer.

Hitverb

To have sex with.

‘I'd hit that.’;

Knockdownadjective

Made or constructed so as to be capable of being knocked down or taken apart, as for transportation.

Hitverb

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

Knockdownnoun

a blow that knocks the opponent off his feet

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.’;

Knockdownadjective

(furniture) easily assembled and dismantled;

‘I bought a knockdown chest at the do-it-yourself store’;

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

An attack on a location, person or people.

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

A match found by searching a computer system or search engine

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.’;

Hitnoun

An approximately correct answer in a test set.

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.’;

Hitnoun

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

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

Hitnoun

A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.

Hitnoun

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

‘a happy hit’;

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

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

Hitadjective

Very successful.

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

Hitpronoun

(dialectal) It.

Hitpronoun

It.

Hit

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

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.’;

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.’;

Hitverb

To guess; to light upon or discover.

Hitverb

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

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

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

Hitnoun

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

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

Hitnoun

the act of contacting one thing with another;

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

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’;

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’;

Hitnoun

a dose of a narcotic drug

Hitnoun

a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate;

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

Hitnoun

a connection made via the internet to another website;

‘WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide’;

Hitverb

cause to move by striking;

‘hit a ball’;

Hitverb

hit against; come into sudden contact with;

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

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’;

Hitverb

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

‘He hit her hard in the face’;

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’;

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’;

Hitverb

hit with a missile from a weapon

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’;

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’;

Hitverb

hit the intended target or goal

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’;

Hitverb

encounter by chance;

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

Hitverb

gain points in a game;

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

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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