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phrasal verbNorth American
1Ask someone for something, typically money.‘he hit up some family members’‘I have an employee who is always hitting me up for a raise’
- ‘Most recently, she'd hit her parents up for $1,600 to fix her kids' teeth.’
- ‘That was before he hit me up for 200 bucks and said he might sue me if I didn't give it to him.’
- ‘All of them will hit me up for money if given the chance.’
- ‘Lots of couples seem to pay for their own celebrations these days, or hit up both families.’
- ‘Suddenly, they can have resources equal to an incumbent's without hitting up major donors.’
- ‘Before I start I thought I'd hit up the most intelligent and well traveled readers on the web for some advice.’
- ‘If I'd known he was that soft a touch, I'd have hit him up for a couple hundred grand.’
- ‘As soon as I heard about it, I started hitting up pals for pledges.’
- ‘Feel free to hit me up in the forums if you have any questions or comments.’
- ‘Juliette has a little boy who's maybe seven and my little girl is 21 months so I hit her up for whatever advice she could give to a new father.’
- ‘Second, I've become paranoid that everyone I know who is short of cash will hit me up for a loan.’
- 1.1usually in imperative Contact someone.‘if you have a serious band and would like to play some music, hit me up’
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