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With 'hit my head', I tend to think I hit my head using some object like a stick while I don't move my head. On the other hand, I understand with 'bump my head' as I move my head toward the wall and hit the wall with my head.

But I also feel they are actually the same expressions. Are they different or the same?

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    If your head accidentally makes contact with a hard surface, you can say either that you hit it or bumped it (but bump is a more informal expression that you wouldn't use if it looked like being a serious injury). "I hit my head" could mean that you struck your own head with a weapon, but that would more likely be expressed as "I hit myself on the head." Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 8:58
  • @KateBunting Thanks. Your comment nails it, especially, the sentence I hit myself on the head. How about posting your comment as an answer? I will accept it. Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 9:17

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If your head accidentally makes contact with a hard surface, you can say either that you hit it or bumped it (but bump is a more informal expression that you wouldn't use if it looked like being a serious injury).

"I hit my head" could mean that you struck your own head with a weapon, but that would more likely be expressed as "I hit myself on the head."

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