English version

hit on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhit on somebody/something phrasal verb1 (also hit upon something)IDEA to have an idea or discover something suddenly or unexpectedly syn come up with Then we hit on the idea of asking viewers to donate money over the Net.2 SYSEXY American English informal to talk to someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them Dave has hit on most of the women in the department. hit→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hit on the idea ofWe hit on the idea of a speak-out as a way to stop antiabortion opponents from setting the terms of the debate.Organizers soon hit on the idea of broadening the January take by asking people to send money directly to the White House.The plan might well have died then, had not Whiston hit on the idea of combining sound and light.Dalek firepower threatens to destroy the expeditionary force until the attackers hit on the idea of disabling the city's power generators.Edouard, searching around for a replacement, hit on the idea of Hugo Glendinning.
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Verb table
hit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhit
he, she, ithits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhit
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hit
he, she, ithas hit
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hit
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hit
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hitting
he, she, itis hitting
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you, we, theyare hitting
Past
I, he, she, itwas hitting
you, we, theywere hitting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hitting
he, she, ithas been hitting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hitting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hitting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hitting
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