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

  Hit \Hit\, v. i.
     1. To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; --
        followed by against or on.
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              If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and
              hit one against another?              --Locke.
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              Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies,
              become conjoined with them.           --Woodward.
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     2. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed,
        -- often with implied chance, or luck.
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              And oft it hits
              Where hope is coldest and despair most fits. --Shak.
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              And millions miss for one that hits.  --Swift.
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     To hit on or To hit upon, to light upon; to come to by
        chance; to discover unexpectedly; as, he hit on the
        solution after days of trying. "None of them hit upon the
        art." --Addison.
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