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verb
  1. 1
    to move your hand or an object onto someone's body with great force, so that you hurt them

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

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    2. b.
      to move quickly onto an object or surface, touching it with force

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

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    4. e.
      to use something such as a bat to make a ball move

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  2. 3
    informal to reach a particular state

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    1. a.
      to reach a particular amount, level, or age

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  3. 5
    to achieve a particular score when you hit the ball in a sport such as baseball

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  4. 7
    informal to reach a place, especially on your way to somewhere else

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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