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hit-and-run

play
adjective \ ˌhit-ᵊn-ˈrən \

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


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hit-and-run

noun

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


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hit-and-run

verb

Definition of hit-and-run

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

First Known Use of hit-and-run

1966


HIT-AND-RUN Defined for English Language Learners

hit-and-run

play
adjective

Definition of hit-and-run for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of hit-and-run for English Language Learners

  • 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 Defined for Kids

hit-and-run

adjective \ ˌhi-tᵊn-ˈrən \

Definition of hit-and-run for Students

: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 :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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