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for To hit off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hit \Hit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hit; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hitting.] [OE. hitten, hutten, of Scand. origin; cf. Dan.
hitte to hit, find, Sw. & Icel. hitta.]
1. 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. --Shak.
2. 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. --Locke.
There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails
with him. --Dryden.
Whose saintly visage is too bright
To hit the sense of human sight. --Milton.
He scarcely hit my humor. --Tennyson.
3. To guess; to light upon or discover. "Thou hast hit it."
4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging
to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected
piece on a point.
To hit off, to describe with quick characteristic strokes;
as, to hit off a speaker. --Sir W. Temple.
To hit out, to perform by good luck. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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