hit-and-run
I. adjective Date: 1899 1. being or relating to a hit-and-run in baseball 2. being or involving a motor-vehicle driver who does not stop after being involved in an accident 3. involving or intended for quick specific action or results <
a hit-and-run raid
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II. noun Date: 1904 a baseball play calling for a runner on first to begin running as a pitch is delivered and for the batter to attempt to hit the pitch III. intransitive verb Date: 1966 to execute a hit-and-run play in baseball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hit and Run — bezeichnet folgende Begriffe: in der Medizin eine Vermehrungsstrategie von Krankheitserregern – siehe Hit and Run (Medizin) beim Militär eine Kampftaktik beziehungsweise strategie – siehe Hit and Run (Militär) im Mannschaftssport, besonders im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • hit–and–run — adj 1: having left the scene of a motor vehicle accident without stopping to fulfill the duties imposed by law (as rendering aid or giving identification) a hit–and–run driver 2: involving or concerning a hit and run driver a hit–and–run accident …   Law dictionary

  • hit-and-run — hit and run1 adjective a hit and run accident is one in which a driver does not stop after their vehicle has hit a person or another car a. a hit and run attack is one in which someone attacks someone suddenly and then leaves quickly hit and run …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hit and run — adj. Describes an automobile accident in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved immediately leaves the scene without identifying himself or herself or providing statutorily required information to the police or other drivers and… …   Law dictionary

  • hit-and-run — adj [only before noun] a hit and run accident is one in which a car driver hits someone and does not stop to help hit and run driver …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hit-and-run — ☆ hit and run [hit′ n run′ ] adj. 1. hitting and then escaping: usually of an automobile driver who flees from the scene of an accident in which he or she is involved 2. Baseball designating a prearranged play in which a runner on base starts… …   English World dictionary

  • hit-and-run — ► hit and run denoting a road accident from which the driver responsible escapes rapidly without lending assistance. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

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