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hit upon (third-person singular simple present hits upon, present participle hitting upon, simple past and past participle hit upon)

  1. To address.
    He hit upon all major concerns during the presentation.
  2. (idiomatic) To think of; to discover or invent.
    • 2006, October 10, "Venture Firm Shares a YouTube Jackpot", by Miguel Helft and Matt Richtel, New York Times
      They hit upon the idea of a site that would help users exchange video files.

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