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Phrasal Verb - Hit On

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Let's take a look at the word hit. In the cartoon we can see two different meanings:

Hit - (verb) to strike something.

"I hit the spider with my shoe."

'Hit' as a Phrasal Verb

Hit (on) something - (phrasal verb) to realise something or to think of an idea unexpectedly.

"I'd been thinking of how to solve the problem all night and then answer suddenly hit me."

"When I first hit on the idea, everyone told me it wouldn't work."

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