hit on

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hit on (third-person singular simple present hits on, present participle hitting on, simple past and past participle hit on)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To flirt with; to approach and speak to (someone), seeking romance, love, sex, etc.
    That's the third guy that has hit on her tonight.
    Guys are hitting on them almost all the time.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To discover, pinpoint; to think up; to realize; to invent.
    He hit on a great idea for improving the design.

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