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hit-and-run

adjective [before noun] (ACCIDENT)    /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/
describes a road accident 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/accidentAccidents involving vehicles
(Definition of hit-and-run adjective (ACCIDENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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