hit upon

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

  1. To address.
    He hit upon all major concerns during the presentation.
  2. (idiomatic) To think of; to invent; to realize.
    2006. "They hit upon the idea of a site that would help users exchange video files." — "Venture Firm Shares a YouTube Jackpot", by Miguel Helft and Matt Richtel, New York Times, October 10, 2006.

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