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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhit upon
he/she/ithits upon
present participlehitting upon
past tensehit upon
past participlehit upon

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    hit upon something same as hit on (sense 1)

    She hit upon a clever scheme.

  2. 2
    hit upon something same as hit on (sense 2)

    I think he's hit upon the crucial question.

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