hit-and-run


1hit–and–run

adjective \-ˈrən\

: involving a driver who does not stop after causing an accident

: involving quick action by someone who then leaves or runs away quickly

Full Definition of HIT-AND-RUN

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>

First Known Use of HIT-AND-RUN

1899

2hit–and–run

noun

baseball : a play in which a base runner begins running as soon as a pitch is thrown and the batter tries to hit the pitch

Full Definition of HIT-AND-RUN

:  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

First Known Use of HIT-AND-RUN

1904

3hit–and–run

intransitive verb

Definition of HIT-AND-RUN

:  to execute a hit-and-run play in baseball

First Known Use of HIT-AND-RUN

1966

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