Definition of hit-and-run adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhɪt ən ˈrʌn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɪt ən ˈrʌn//
    [only before noun] Motoring problems and accidents
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  1. 1(of a road accident) caused by a driver who does not stop to help a hit-and-run accident/death a hit-and-run driver (= one who causes an accident but drives away without helping) See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
  2. 2(of a military attack) happening suddenly and unexpectedly so that the people attacking can leave quickly without being hurt hit-and-run raids

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