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hit–and–run

play
adjective \-ˈrən\

Simple Definition of hit–and–run

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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hit–and–run

  1. 1 :  being or relating to a hit-and-run in baseball

  2. 2 :  being or involving a motor-vehicle driver who does not stop after being involved in an accident

  3. 3 :  involving or intended for quick specific action or results <a hit–and–run raid>

1899

First Known Use of hit–and–run

1899


2

hit–and–run

noun

Simple Definition of hit–and–run

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hit–and–run

  1. :  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

1904

First Known Use of hit–and–run

1904


3

hit–and–run

verb

Definition of hit–and–run

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to execute a hit-and-run play in baseball



1966

First Known Use of hit–and–run

1966


HIT–AND–RUN Defined for Kids

hit–and–run

play
adjective \ˌhi-tən-ˈrən\

Definition of hit–and–run for Students

  1. :  being or involving a driver who does not stop after being in an automobile accident




Law Dictionary

hit–and–run

adjective

Legal Definition of hit–and–run

  1. 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{ndash}and{ndash}run driver>

  2. 2 :  involving or concerning a hit-and-run driver <a hit{ndash}and{ndash}run accident> <hit{ndash}and{ndash}run statutes>




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