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direct hit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdirect hitdirect hitan occasion on which something such as a bomb hits a place exactly, causing a lot of damage During the war, the cathedral suffered many direct hits. One of the bombers scored a direct hit. direct
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scored a direct hitOne scored a direct hit but, despite being showered with glass, there were no serious injuries.A shell scored a direct hit on a petrol tank, and he felt the wave of heat from fifty yards off.
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