tip and run


noun
  1. a form of cricket in which the batsman must run if his bat touches the ball

adjectivetip-and-run
  1. (prenominal) characterized by a rapid departure immediately after striking: a tip-and-run raid

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How to use tip and run in a sentence

  • Therein lay the reason for the tip-and-run nature of the raids, which lasted for a few minutes only.

    The Crisis of the Naval War | John Rushworth Jellicoe
  • We must needs live a tip-and-run life,—do our work, and return to safety behind submarine defences.

    'Green Balls' | Paul Bewsher
  • And I'm awfully sorry it had to be tip-and-run, but there wasn't anything else for it at the time.

    The Tower of Oblivion | Oliver Onions
  • Fifteen miles to the south our Nieuports would be waiting for the next tip-and-run call to flight.

  • "Tip-and-run tactics" had no supporters in the British Air Service.

    A Lively Bit of the Front | Percy F. Westerman