hit-and-run

adjective
\ ˌhit-ᵊn-ˈrən \

Definition of hit-and-run 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

hit-and-run

noun

Definition of hit-and-run (Entry 2 of 3)

: 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

hit-and-run

verb
hit-and-ran; hitting-and-running; hit-and-runs

Definition of hit-and-run (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of hit-and-run

Adjective

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1904, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1966, in the meaning defined above

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hit

hit-and-miss

hit-and-run

hit-and-runner

hit a snag

hit back

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The first known use of hit-and-run was in 1899

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hit-and-run

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hit-and-run

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

hit-and-run

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hit-and-run (Entry 2 of 2)

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

hit-and-run

adjective
\ ˌhi-tᵊn-ˈrən \

Kids Definition of hit-and-run

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

hit-and-run

adjective

Legal Definition of hit-and-run 

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 hit-and-run statutes

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