verb (used without object), hit-and-ran, hit-and-run·ning.
Origin of hit-and-run
Related formshit-and-run·ner, noun
Examples from the Web for hit-and-run
The speakers included a man who had been struck by a hit-and-run driver who had then been chased down by Chubby.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her mother has mental-health problems, and physical-health problems, which deteriorated after a hit-and-run accident.Will Jordan Davis Become the First Transgender Miss England?|Tim Teeman|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thomas Daniels was convicted of DUI and arrested a year later on hit-and-run charges.
Another case, this one a hit-and-run charge, was dismissed in 2008.Robert Bales, the Army Staff Sgt. Accused of Killing 16 Afghans|Matthew DeLuca|March 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The riots may have turned deadly too, as three men were killed in Birmingham in a hit-and-run.
He wanted to know what fouls were, and how to steal bases, and he was nonplussed by such terms as “hit-and-run.”The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
A detective brings you a minute 43 sample of paint taken from the clothing of a hit-and-run victim.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
He didn't hit anybody, but he's as guilty of a hit-and-run offence as the man who does.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
Pete got the signal for a hit-and-run play and swung at the third ball.The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour
But, Lucas, this Tanith adventure; we're not making any hit-and-run raid.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for hit-and-run
- involved in or denoting a motor-vehicle accident in which the driver leaves the scene without stopping to give assistance, inform the police, etc
- (as noun)a hit-and-run