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English definition of “hit-and-run”

hit-and-run

adjective /ˈhɪt·ənˈrʌn/

hit-and-run adjective (ACCIDENT)

involving a driver who hits and injures a person with a car and leaves without telling anyone about it: a hit-and-run accident

hit-and-run adjective (ATTACK)

involving an attack by a military group in which the group leaves immediatly after attacking: a hit-and-run mission
(Definition of hit-and-run from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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