(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., informal, success, smash; favorite; popularity. —v. strike, club, batter; touch, contact, reach, find; knock, smite; slang, bump off. See arrival, impulse, killing.
(Roget's IV) I modif.
Syn. shot, struck, slugged, cuffed, slapped, smacked, pummeled, clouted, punched, boxed, slammed, knocked, beat, beaten, pounded, thrashed, spanked, banged, smashed, cudgeled, basted, slogged, smitten, tapped, rapped, whacked, thwacked, thumped, kicked, swatted*, mugged*, pasted*, plastered*, biffed*, binged*, poked*, rocked*, knocked out*; see also hurt .
Ant. unhurt*, unscathed, untouched.
1. [A blow]
Syn. slap, rap, punch; see blow 1 .
2. [A popular success]
Syn. favorite, achievement, masterstroke, bestseller, sleeper, pLatinum record, gold record, succés fou (French), sellout, smash*, knockout*; see also success 2 .
3. [In baseball, a batted ball that cannot be fielded]
Syn. base hit, single, two-base hit, double, three-base hit, triple, home run, wallop*, bagger*, wham*; see also run 3 , score 1 .
1. [To strike]
Syn. knock, beat, sock, slap, punch, punish, smite, thump, bump, hammer, strike down, bang, whack, thwack, jab, clap, tap, pat, dab, smack, kick at, pelt, flail, thrash, cuff, kick, rap, cudgel, clout, club, buffet, bat around, kick around, lay low, lash out at, not hold one's punches, hit at, hit out at, make a dent in, let have it, give a black eye, swing at, take a swing at, crack, squail, mug*, pop*, biff*, hook*, bash*, bob*, slug*, nail*, conk*, paste*, whomp*, nail one on*, let fly at*, box off*, ride roughshod over*, box the ears*, whang*, hang a mouse on*; see also knock out .
2. [To bump against]
Syn. jostle, butt, knock against, scrape, bump, run against, thump, collide with, bump into, meet head-on; see also crash 4 .
3. [To fire in time; said of an internal combustion motor ]
Syn. catch, respond, go, run, connect, function, hit on all fours*; see also operate 2 .
4. [In baseball, to hit safely]
Syn. make a hit, single, double, triple, hit safe*, get on*, rip a single*, rip a double*, rip a triple*, blast one*, make a homer*; see also score 1 .
II modif.
Syn. at random, uncertainly, scatteringly; see irregularly , scattered , unevenly .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. blow strike, knock, bump, impact, smack, whack, tap, rap, thump, *conk, cuff, punch, slap, swat.
2. success triumph, winner, *smash, sensation, best-seller, sellout.
strike, knock, bump, smack, whack, tap, rap, thump, *conk, cuff, punch, slap, swat, belt, bang, wallop, sock, pound, bash, beat, bop, slug.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply: bash, catch, clout, knock, pop1, slam,-slog, slug3, smash, smite, sock, strike, swat, thwack, whack, wham, whop. Informal: biff, bop, clip1, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 2. To enter a person's mind: occur, strike. Idiom: cross one's mind. See HAPPEN. 3. Informal. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: catch, hit on (or upon), surprise, take. See SURPRISE. II noun 1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke: bang, blow2, clout, crack, lick, pound, slug3, sock, swat, thwack, welt, whack, wham, whop. Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip1, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 2. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success: sleeper. Informal: smash, smash hit, ten-strike, wow. Slang: boff, boffo, boffola. See THRIVE. 3. Slang. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette: drag, draw, puff, pull. See BREATH. 4. Slang. The crime of murdering someone: blood, homicide, killing, murder. See HELP.

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