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noun [countable] hit pronunciation in American English /hɪt/
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  1. 1
    someone or something that people like very much
    be/prove a hit: The car proved an instant hit in the U.S.
    hit with: The clown was a huge hit with the children.
    make a hit with someone: He’s already made a big hit with the locals.
    1. a.
      a movie, play, or show that is very successful and popular
      The movie was a massive hit at the box office.
      hit movie/show
    2. b.
      a song that sells a very large number of copies
      They played a lot of old hits from the 70s and 80s.
      someone’s greatest hits (=their most successful songs): a CD of Madonna’s greatest hits
      hit single/album/record: They only ever had one hit single.
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  2. 2
    an occasion when someone or something uses their hand or an object to touch another person or thing with a lot of force
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    1. a.
      an occasion when something such as a bomb or bullet lands on something, causing damage
      direct hit: The house she lived in during the war received a direct hit.
  3. 3
    a visit by someone to a particular website
    Their website gets a couple of hundred hits a day.
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    1. a.
      a piece of information that a computer program finds for you
      I searched for the name “Mundy” and got over 50 hits.



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