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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
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"hit-and-run" in British English

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hit-and-runadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/  us   /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/
A hit-and-run ​militaryattackneeds to ​happenunexpectedly and ​quickly in ​order to be ​successful: hit-and-run ​warfare
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