hit-and-run Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “hit-and-run” in the English Dictionary

"hit-and-run" in British English

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hit-and-runadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/

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

A hit-and-run ​roadaccident is one in which the ​driver who ​caused the ​accidentdrives away without ​helping the other ​peopleinvolved and without ​telling the ​police: a hit-and-run ​driver/​accident

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

A hit-and-run ​militaryattackneeds to ​happenunexpectedly and ​quickly in ​order to be ​successful: hit-and-run ​warfare
(Definition of hit-and-run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hit-and-runadjective

 /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 ​militarygroup in which the ​groupleaves 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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