Hit-and-run Definition

hĭtn-rŭn
adjective
Involving a hitting and then escaping.
Webster's New World
Being or involving the driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident, especially one in which a pedestrian or another vehicle has been struck.
American Heritage
Designating a prearranged play in which a runner on base starts running as the pitch is made and the batter must attempt to hit the ball to protect the runner.
Webster's New World
Involving or designed for swift specific action or effect.
American Heritage

Of, pertaining to, or being a hit-and-run.

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Synonyms:
  • tip-and-run
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noun

(law) The crime of causing an accident, as with a motor vehicle, and leaving without acknowledging responsibility.

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(baseball) A play in baseball where the baserunners leave their base before the batter hits the ball, assuming that the batter will in fact hit the ball and this will give them an advantage.

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(military) The military technique of attacking one place and then quickly moving to another before defenders can react.
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(baseball) A play in which the baserunners are put in motion before the ball is hit.

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verb

To hit something or someone with a vehicle and leave the scene of the incident.

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To join a poker game, quickly win several hands, then leave.

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Other Word Forms of Hit-and-run

Noun

Singular:
hit-and-run
Plural:
hit-and-runs

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