from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To flirt with; to approach and speak to (someone), seeking romance, love, sex, etc.
  • v. To discover, pinpoint; to think up; to realize; to invent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make sexual advances toward; -- usually of men making advances to women.


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  • Lauderdale, played cards and swam with him in his pool, listened to Johnny talk about Benny Siegel and Meyer and how Albert died in the barbershop and who put the hit on him.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • His appetites were so enormous that he would roar that he was hungry a dozen times each day; Sosigenes hit on the bright idea of always having a full dinner ready to be served, together with vast quantities of the best wines.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • From the perfect lie on the Villa dEstes well-groomed first fairway, I hit a shot I had not managed to hit on the range that morning, a severely yanked ground ball that bounced and skittered and then tumbled sideways into the rough, side hill.

    The Italian Summer

  • Chicago thinks this was a gang hit on Denny Washington, who had busted several Latin Kings leaders on big murder ones over the past few years.

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  • Her mom had hit on the quarter slots for $500 while Celeste was enjoying Skee-Ball.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Michael Wolff, a columnist for New York magazine, committed a late hit on Tina Brown when her Talk magazine folded, describing the buzz-worthily glamorous editor as “a little enronish.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • People in those places get hit on by women who come up to them at pahties and on the subway and say, ‘Would you like to meet me after work some night for a mahtini?’

    Isabel’s Bed

  • Finally, in regards to the term snookered, in the billiard world this term is used to describe a situation when a shooter finds the cue ball in a position from which he cannot make a direct hit on the intended object ball; he is snookered, not deceived, just blocked from a direct route to make a legal shot.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • He was found floating in the Chicago River with a twenty-two through the ear three days after the hit on the Strongs.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Inflexible had scored three hits on Gneisenau, one below the waterline and another temporarily putting an 8. 2-inch gun out of action, while Invincible could claim only one probable hit on Scharnhorst.

    Castles of Steel


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