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 for hitting
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).
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              I think you have hit the mark.        --Shak.
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     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.
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              Birds learning tunes, and their endeavors to hit the
              notes right.                          --Locke.
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              There you hit him; . . . that argument never fails
              with him.                             --Dryden.
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              Whose saintly visage is too bright
              To hit the sense of human sight.      --Milton.
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              He scarcely hit my humor.             --Tennyson.
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     3. To guess; to light upon or discover. "Thou hast hit it."
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     4. (Backgammon) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging
        to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected
        piece on a point.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hitting \hitting\ n. [vb. n. from hit, v.]
     The act of striking one thing against another; as, repeated
     hitting raised a large bruise
     Syn: hit, striking.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated
           hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she
           finally got a hit" [syn: hit, hitting, striking]

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