What about "I'd hit that"? Should it get a definition here, or is that a separate slang term? —This comment was unsigned.
- Hmmm. I removed that on Nov 17th, as a nonce, but now, half a year later, it does seem more prevalent. That is, that use seems to be gaining colloquial use, not dropping off. It is very difficut to cite. But it looks to me (now) like the removal of that sense was simply an error. --Connel MacKenzie 13:54, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
Imo, the 7th sense should be deleted since it's only a figurative variation of sense 2 and has, hence, the same meaning.
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The sense - To affect negatively. is plainly wrong here... example: take the usage note The economy was hit by a recession. and replace the recession with boom (the opposite of a recession) - negativity is lost... so the only thing that is negative is the word recession... either the sense needs to be amended with a positvely or merged with sense 1 ... --BigBadBen 17:59, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
- Consider a sentence like, “That year, about a third of the students got hit with asestology reports.” To me, this sentence seems clearly negative. I don't know what asestology reports might be (no one does, since I just now made up the term), but they sound just fine in the sentence “How's your asestology report coming along?”; so I must conclude that hit in this sense is primarily negative, even if it can be positive. (I'm making a guess here. To me, “The economy was hit by a boom” sounds completely nonsensical; but obviously it sounds fine for you, so obviously for you it's possible for hit in this sense to be positive. Even so, I'm guessing that in your English hit in this sense still prefers a negative interpretation. If I'm guessing wrongly, please say so.) —RuakhTALK 18:26, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
- Ruak, you bring up an interesting point there... in the interpretation of the usage, in the example above, it is clearly negative; but you could also be "hit" by a stroke of genius", which is clearly positive... hmmm... which leads me back to it being merged with sense 1...--BigBadBen 15:38, 1 May 2008 (UTC)