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打つ, うつ
Conjugated: 打て
Godan verb, Transitive, also written as 拍つ, 搏つ, 撲つ, 擣つ
1. to hit, to strike, to knock, to beat, to punch, to slap, to tap, to bang, to clap, to pound
2. to strike (noon, etc.), to sound (cymbals, etc.), to beat (a drum, etc.)
3. to beat (rhythmically, e.g. pulse, waves, etc.)
4. to move, to impress, to touch
5. to drive in, to hammer in, to put in, to inject, to vaccinate
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ぶつ, 打つ, 撃つ, 撲つ
Conjugated: 打て
Godan verb, Transitive, Usually in kana
1. to hit (a person), to strike, to beat
2. to deliver (a speech), to give (an address)
打てば響く, うてばひびく
Expression, Godan verb, often as 打てば響くような
to be responsive, to show immediate results
鉄は熱いうちに打て, てつはあついうちにうて
Expression, Proverb
strike while the iron is hot
下手な鉄砲も数撃てば当たる, 下手な鉄砲も数打てば当たる, へたなてっぽうもかずうてばあたる
Expression, See 下手な鉄砲も数撃ちゃ当たる, Proverb
even the unskilled can succeed by a fluke given enough tries, even a poor marksman will hit the target with enough shots