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hard-hit

adjective
1.
adversely affected; struck by disaster.
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  • The big man was weary, hard-hit financially, and definitely older.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • A terrible drama was being enacted on the hard-hit sinking ship.

  • For a moment, Robert's hard-hit passing shot seemed to have scored.

    Manners of the Age Horace Brown Fyfe
  • He dashes at top speed for the only point where his hands may intercept that hard-hit ball.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Two of its reporters were mobbed in the hard-hit ward, the day after the publication of the first article.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for hard-hit

hard-hit

adjective
1.
seriously affected or hurt: hard-hit by taxation
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