be hit hard by sth/be hard hit by sth

be hit hard by sth/be hard hit by sth
be hit hard/be hard hit (by sth)
to be badly affected by something: »

Car makers were among the hardest hit as consumers bought fewer vehicles last month.

»

The area has been hit hard by job losses in textiles and furniture.

Main Entry: hit

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hit — hit1 W2S1 [hıt] v past tense and past participle hit present participle hitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(touch somebody/something hard)¦ 2¦(crash into something)¦ 3¦(hurt yourself)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(press)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(affect badly)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit — 1 /hIt/ verb past tense and past participle hitpresent participle hitting 1 TOUCH SB/STH HARD (T) to touch someone or something quickly and usually hard with your hand, a stick etc: hit sth with: Billy was hitting a tin can with a spoon. | hit sb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard — hard1 W1S1 [ha:d US ha:rd] adj comparative harder superlative hardest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm to touch)¦ 2¦(difficult)¦ 3¦(work/effort)¦ 4¦(full of problems)¦ 5 be hard on somebody 6 be hard on something 7 do something the hard way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hit — A dealer who agrees to sell at the bid price quoted by another dealer is said to hit that bid. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. hit hit 1 [hɪt] verb hit PTandPP hitting PRESPART 1. [transitive] to reach a particular level or… …   Financial and business terms

  • hard — 1 adjective FIRM TO TOUCH 1 firm and stiff, and difficult to press down, break, or cut: Diamond is the hardest substance known to man. | The plums are much too hard to be eaten now. | The chairs in the waiting room felt hard and uncomfortable.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of hitting sth/sb ADJECTIVE ▪ direct VERB + HIT ▪ deliver, give sth, land, make, score ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hard*/*/*/ — [hɑːd] adj I 1) stiff, firm, and not easy to bend or break hard wooden benches[/ex] The ice on the lake was so hard we could walk on it.[/ex] 2) difficult to do Some of the questions were very hard.[/ex] I found the English exam quite hard.[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hit*/*/*/ — [hɪt] (past tense past participle hit) verb I 1) [I/T] to move quickly against something, or to move an object quickly against something, touching it with force The glass smashed as it hit the ground.[/ex] The child was hitting the table with a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hard — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 solid/stiff VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ The chairs felt hard and uncomfortable. ▪ become, go …   Collocations dictionary

  • be hard hit by sth — be hit hard/be hard hit (by sth) ► to be badly affected by something: »Car makers were among the hardest hit as consumers bought fewer vehicles last month. »The area has been hit hard by job losses in textiles and furniture. Main Entry: ↑hit …   Financial and business terms

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