I am not 'hitting out'; I get on delightfully well with you because I have lots of leisure just now to devote to your case.
He sprang from the sofa on which she had pushed him, hitting out right and left.
Jerry, by hitting out a pretty liner, enabled his brother to get to third, while Jerry was held on first.
However, it must not be supposed that he was a roaring egoist, hitting out blindly.
Like a tiger he sprang forward, hitting out fiercely, first with one hand then with the other.
When the wind is not too strongly against us, here is a grand chance of hitting out with the brassey and reaping a due reward.
Springing off his bicycle, he flung himself into the little group of tormentors, hitting out vigorously right and left.
As soon as he was free he flew at me, hitting out fiercely, while I only closed with him to keep him from hurting.
The U-boats are not hitting out as freely as they did a year ago.
I breakfasted before it was light and I'm hitting out into the brush west and north, for the Rainy River country.
late Old English hyttan, hittan "come upon, meet with, fall in with, 'hit' upon," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse hitta "to light upon, meet with," also "to hit, strike;" Swedish hitta "to find," Danish and Norwegian hitte "to hit, find," from Proto-Germanic *hitjanan. Related: Hitting. Meaning shifted in late Old English period to "strike," via "to reach with a blow or missile," and replaced Old English slean in this sense. Original sense survives in phrases such as hit it off (1780, earlier in same sense hit it, 1630s) and is revived in hit on (1970s).
Underworld slang meaning "to kill by plan" is 1955 (as a noun in this sense from 1970). To hit the bottle "drink alcohol" is from 1889. To hit the nail on the head (1570s) is from archery. Hit the road "leave" is from 1873; to hit (someone) up "request something" is from 1917. Hit and run is 1899 as a baseball play, 1924 as a driver failing to stop at a crash he caused. To not know what hit (one) is from 1923.
late 15c., "a rebuke;" 1590s as "a blow," from hit (v.). Meaning "successful play, song, person," etc., 1811, is from the verbal sense of "to hit the mark, succeed" (c.1400). Underworld slang meaning "a killing" is from 1970. Meaning "dose of narcotic" is 1951, from phrases such as hit the bottle.
: a hit musical/ a hit song