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noun [countable] hit pronunciation in British English /hɪt/
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  1. 1
    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.
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a film, play, or show that is very successful and popular
      The film was a massive hit at the box-office.
      hit film/show
    2. b.
      someone or something that people like very much
      be/prove a hit: The car proved an instant hit in the States.
      hit with: Geoff was a huge hit with the children.
      make a hit with someone: He’s already made a big hit with the locals.
  2. 3
    a visit by someone to a particular website
    Their website gets a couple of hundred hits a day.
    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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