Apr 2nd, 2009, 10:23 am
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Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
| | Re: Run over/hit/strike
In that context hit and run over are synonymous, but struck would be less likely (though not impossible), I think, and more formal. None of them (confusingly including run over) necessarily literally means "pass over" though - just that there was some sort of impact.
But of course, that's only true for that context - for instance, you can only be struck by lightning and not hit and it's not formal at all.