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verb
  1. 1
    formal to hit against, or to crash into, someone or something

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    1. a.
      formal to hurt a part of your body by accidentally knocking it against an object

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    2. b.
  2. 2
    formal to hit someone or something with your hand, a tool, or a weapon

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    1. a.
      formal to hit or kick something such as a ball with your hand, foot, or a piece of sports equipment

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  3. 11
    if light strikes something, it shines on it

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  4. 14
    to make a coin or medal by cutting it out of a piece of metal

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  5. 15
    to lower and remove a structure such as a tent or sail

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