guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident or injury one has caused, especially a vehicular accident, thereby attempting to evade being identified and held responsible: a hit-and-run driver.
involving or resulting from such action or conduct: hit-and-run fatalities.
Baseball. pertaining to or noting a play in which, to get a head start, a base runner begins to run to the next base as the pitcher delivers the ball to the batter, who must try to hit it in order to protect the runner.
marked by taking flight immediately after a quick, concentrated attack: a hit-and-run raid.
Baseball. to attempt or execute a hit-and-run play.
- hit-and-runner, noun
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How to use hit-and-run in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thomas Daniels was convicted of DUI and arrested a year later on hit-and-run charges.
In August 2007 she was charged with a misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a license after crashing into a parked car.Lawsuit Against Britney Spears and Parents Heads to Los Angeles Trial | Maria Elena Fernandez | October 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A detective brings you a minute sample of paint taken from the clothing of a hit-and-run victim.The Atomic Fingerprint | Bernard Keisch
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 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
He was struck by a hit-and-run car as he walked from his office to the railroad station.The Electronic Mind Reader | John Blaine
Pete got the signal for a hit-and-run play and swung at the third ball.The Lucky Seventh | Ralph Henry Barbour
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
(of an attack, raid, etc) relying on surprise allied to a rapid departure from the scene of operations for the desired effect: hit-and-run tactics
baseball denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter
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