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To hit an object

hit

verb

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

punch

verb

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

strike

verb

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

bang

verb

to hit something hard, making a loud noise

knock

verb

to hit something, causing damage or harm

beat

verb

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

smash

verb

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

thump

verb

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

batter

verb

to hit something very hard several times

knock

verb

to hit something and force it somewhere

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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