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To hit an object - thesaurus

Synonyms

punch

verb

to hit someone or something with your fist (=closed hand), usually as hard as you can

thump

verb

to hit someone or something with your fist (=closed hand)

knock

verb

to hit something, causing damage or harm

bang

verb

to hit something hard, making a loud noise

batter

verb

to hit something very hard several times

hit

verb

to deliberately move an object so that it touches another object with force

beat

verb

to hit an object or part of the body with your hands

strike

verb

formal to hit someone or something with your hand, a tool, or a weapon

knock

verb

to hit something and force it somewhere

smash

verb

to hit something against an object or surface with a lot of force, causing injury or damage

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bash

verb

informal to hit someone or something hard and violently

bash

verb

informal to cause serious injury or major damage by hitting someone or something

bat

verb

to hit something small that is flying through the air in order to stop it landing on you

beat

verb

to hit something several times making a regular pattern of sounds, or to make this pattern of sounds

beat

verb

to hit something many times or for a long period of time

belt

verb

informal to hit someone or something very hard

blast

verb

to hit something with a lot of energy or force

bombard

verb

to attack someone or something by hitting them with a lot of objects or by hitting them many times

break down

to hit something such as a door or wall very hard so that it falls down

bump into

to accidentally hit against something

butt

verb

if a person or animal such as a goat butts someone or something, they hit them with the top of their head

chop

verb

to hit someone or something hard with the side of your hand

clip

verb

to hit something accidentally while passing it

clout

verb

informal to hit someone or something hard with your hand

connect

verb

to manage to hit someone or something

crush

verb

to hit or press something so hard that you damage it severely or destroy it, especially by making its shape flatter

dash

verb

to throw or hit something very violently onto a surface, usually so that it breaks

deal a blow to

formal to hit someone or something

give someone/something a belt

to hit someone or something hard

glance off

to hit something lightly and then move away in a different direction

hammer

verb

to hit something hard or many times

hit

verb

if a vehicle hits someone or something, it moves against them with great force

pepper

verb

to hit something many times and in many different places

plump

verb

to hit something such as a pillow or cushion gently in order to make it return to its full shape

pommel

another spelling of pummel

pound

verb

to hit something hard many times so that it breaks into small pieces or becomes a smooth thick substance

pummel

verb

to hit someone or something many times, for example with your fists (=closed hands)

put

verb

to kick or hit something into a particular position

rain

verb

to hit or hit against someone or something violently many times

rap

verb

to hit something hard and quickly

send someone/something flying

to make someone or something move quickly through the air by hitting them

slap

verb

to hit someone or something quickly with the palm of the hand or a flat object, making a loud noise

slap

verb

to hit a surface with a sound like someone slapping something

slog

verb

informal to hit someone or something very hard, especially in sport

slug

verb

informal to hit someone or something very hard with your fist

smack

verb

to hit something hard and noisily

smash in

to cause a lot of damage to something by hitting it with a lot of force

smite

verb

an old word meaning to hit someone or something very hard

sock

verb

informal to hit someone or something with a lot of force

swat

verb

to hit something, especially an insect, with your hand or with a flat object

tamp

verb

to press a substance down by hitting it several times with something heavy

thwack

verb

informal to hit someone or something with a thwack

wallop

verb

informal to hit someone or something very hard

whack

verb

informal to hit someone or something with a lot of force

wham

verb

informal to hit something very hard

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