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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhit with
he/she/ithits with
present participlehitting with
past tensehit with
past participlehit with
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  1. 1
    hit someone with something to make someone do something or experience something that is unpleasant

    They may decide to hit him with a lawsuit.

  2. 2
    hit someone with something to tell someone something that is unpleasant or surprising

    Come on, hit me with it – what happened?

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