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 for Safe hit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hit \Hit\, n.
     1. A striking against; the collision of one body against
        another; the stroke that touches anything.
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              So he the famed Cilician fencer praised,
              And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate
        chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a
        musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great
        popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of
        commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook
        computer was a big hit with business travellers.
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              What late he called a blessing, now was wit,
              And God's good providence, a lucky hit. --Pope.
  
     3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase
        which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
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     4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed
        some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.
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     5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul
        hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.
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     6. An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a
        professional assassin.
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     Base hit, Safe hit, Sacrifice hit. (Baseball) See under
        Base, Safe, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Safe \Safe\, a. [Compar. Safer; superl. Safest.] [OE. sauf,
     F. sauf, fr. L. salvus, akin to salus health, welfare,
     safety. Cf. Salute, Salvation, Sage a plant, Save,
     Salvo an exception.]
     1. Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened
        by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as,
        safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. "And
        ye dwelled safe." --1 Sam. xii. 11.
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              They escaped all safe to land.        --Acts xxvii.
                                                    44.
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              Established in a safe, unenvied throne. --Milton.
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     2. Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to
        danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not
        dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. "The man
        of safe discretion." --Shak.
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              The King of heaven hath doomed
              This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure
        care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.
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              But Banquo's safe?
              Ay, my good lord, safe in a ditch he bides. --Shak.
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     Safe hit (Baseball), a hit which enables the batter to get
        to first base even if no error is made by the other side.
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     Syn: Secure; unendangered; sure.
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