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hit vb. (3, 4, 5 are not pre-S. as also the idiomatic “hit it” LLL. IV. i. 128, and “hit or miss” Troil. I. iii. 384)
1. “hit of”=hit upon Err. III. ii. 30.
2. to imitate exactly Wint. V. i. 127 “Your father's image is so hit in you.”
3. to succeed Mer.V. III. ii. 268 “Hath all his ventures fail'd? What, not one hit?” ; to be fulfilled All'sW. II. i. 146 “Oft expectation . . . hits Where hope is coldest.”
4. intr. to fall in suitably or exactly Tim. III. i. 6 “this hits right” ; trans. to suit or fit in with H8 I. ii. 84 “Hitting a grosser quality.”
5. to agree Lr. I. i. 308 “let's hit together” (Qq “lets hit”; Ff. “let vs sit”; mod. edd. “let us hit”†).
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.2
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