Definition of “hit-and-run” - English Dictionary

“hit-and-run” in British English

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hit-and-runadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/ us /ˌhɪt.ənˈrʌn/

(Definition of “hit-and-run” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hit-and-run” in American English

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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 military group in which the group leaves immediatly after attacking:

a hit-and-run mission

(Definition of “hit-and-run” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)