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English definition of “hit-and-run”

hit-and-run

adjective [before noun] (MILITARY)    /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/
describes a military attack that needs to happen unexpectedly and quickly in order to be successful : hit-and-run warfare Attacking and invading
(Definition of hit-and-run adjective (MILITARY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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