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hit the dirt

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hit the dirt

verb phrase
  1. To slide into a base (Baseball)
  2. (also hit the grit) To jump off a train, esp a moving one (Hoboes)
  3. To get down and take cover, esp from gunfire

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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