Hitting the phone

The word for ‘hit’ in Chinese (da 打) is quite a common verb with various meanings such as ‘type’ and ‘make’ a phone call. It’s also used as the word ‘to hit’ or ‘beat’ often in a context of physical abuse and domestic violence, though I haven’t seen it used so much in Taijiquan or other martial arts, which seem to prefer more specialised terms for the different types of strikes.