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hit-and-run

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/ us  

hit-and-run adjective [before noun] (ACCIDENT)

A hit-and-run road accident is one in which the driver who caused the accident drives away without helping the other people involved and without telling the police: a hit-and-run driver/accident

hit-and-run adjective [before noun] (MILITARY)

A hit-and-run military attack needs to happen unexpectedly and quickly in order to be successful: hit-and-run warfare
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