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    Hit?

    Tropical Cyclone Pam is the strongest storm ever to make landfallsince the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.

    What does "hit" mean in here?

    P.S I checked the dictionary for this word.But i found not ones are available.
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    Re: Hit?

    It means 'had a damaging effect upon'. (Macmillan)

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    Re: Hit?

    It's quite literal, isn't it? Storms literally hit the land.

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    Re: Hit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It means 'had a damaging effect upon'. (Macmillan)
    It's possible for a storm to hit without causing any damage. A huge thunderstorm hit my area a couple of weeks ago but nothing was damaged.

    I would say that it means "occurred in" or "took place in" but the suggestion is of a storm with a lot of force.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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