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for To hit upon
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.
If bodies be extension alone, how can they move and
hit one against another? --Locke.
Corpuscles, meeting with or hitting on those bodies,
become conjoined with them. --Woodward.
2. To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed,
-- often with implied chance, or luck.
And oft it hits
Where hope is coldest and despair most fits. --Shak.
And millions miss for one that hits. --Swift.
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
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