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Punch vs. Hit

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Punchnoun

(entomology) Any of various riodinid butterflies of the genus Dodona of Asia.

Hitverb

To strike.

Punchnoun

(countable) A hit or strike with one's fist.

Hitverb

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

‘One boy hit the other.’;

Punchnoun

(uncountable) Power, strength, energy.

Hitverb

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

‘The ball hit the fence.’;

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Punchnoun

(uncountable) Impact.

Hitverb

(intransitive) To strike against something.

Punchnoun

(uncountable) A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) causing a video game character to punch.

Hitverb

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

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

Punchnoun

(countable) A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a 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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Punchnoun

(countable) A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material.

Hitverb

To briefly visit.

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

Punchnoun

(countable) A hole or opening created with a punch.

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.’;

Punchnoun

(piledriving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

Hitverb

(heading) To attain, to achieve.

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Punchnoun

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

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.’;

Punchnoun

A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic.

Hitverb

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

Punchverb

(transitive) To strike with one's fist.

‘If she punches me, I'm gonna break her nose.’;

Hitverb

To guess; to light upon or discover.

Punchverb

To herd.

Hitverb

(transitive) To affect negatively.

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

Punchverb

(transitive) To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means.

Hitverb

(metaphorically) To attack.

Punchverb

(transitive) To enter (information) on a device or system.

Hitverb

To make a play.

Punchverb

(transitive) To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force.

‘He punched a hit into shallow left field.’;

Hitverb

In blackjack, to deal a card to.

‘Hit me.’;

Punchverb

(transitive) To make holes in something rail ticket, leather belt, etc

Hitverb

To come up to bat.

‘Jones hit for the pitcher.’;

Punchverb

To thrust against; to poke.

‘to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow’;

Hitverb

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

Punchverb

To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something.

Hitverb

To use; to connect to.

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

Punchverb

To mark a ticket.

Hitverb

To have sex with.

‘I'd hit that.’;

Punchnoun

A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; - specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.

Hitverb

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

Punchnoun

The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.

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.’;

Punchnoun

A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.

‘I . . . did hear them call their fat child punch, which pleased me mightily, that word being become a word of common use for all that is thick and short.’;

Hitnoun

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

Punchnoun

One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.

Hitnoun

An attack on a location, person or people.

Punchnoun

A thrust or blow.

Hitnoun

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

Punchnoun

A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.

Hitnoun

A match found by searching a computer system or search engine

Punchnoun

An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.

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.’;

Punchnoun

A prop, as for the roof of a mine.

Hitnoun

An approximately correct answer in a test set.

Punchverb

To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.

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.’;

Punchverb

To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Hitnoun

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

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

Punchnoun

(boxing) a blow with the fist;

‘I gave him a clout on his nose’;

Hitnoun

A premeditated murder done for criminal or political purposes.

Punchnoun

an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

Hitnoun

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

‘a happy hit’;

Punchnoun

a tool for making (usually circular) holes

Hitnoun

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

Punchverb

deliver a quick blow to;

‘he punched me in the stomach’;

Hitnoun

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

Punchverb

drive forcibly as if by a punch;

‘the nail punched through the wall’;

Hitadjective

Very successful.

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

Punchverb

make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;

‘perforate the sheets of paper’;

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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