Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being or involving the driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident, especially one in which a pedestrian or another vehicle has been struck.
  • adjective Baseball Relating to or being a play in which a base runner starts to run on the pitch and the batter attempts to hit the ball to protect the runner.
  • adjective Involving or designed for swift specific action or effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law The crime of causing an accident, as with a motor vehicle, and leaving without acknowledging responsibility.
  • noun baseball A play in baseball where the baserunners leave their base before the batter hits the ball, assuming that the batter will in fact hit the ball and this will give them an advantage.
  • noun military The military technique of attacking one place and then quickly moving to another before defenders can react.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a hit-and-run.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective involving a driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident
  • adjective designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape

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Examples

  • With catcher Wayne Nordhagen up, the White Sox called a hit-and-run.

    The Greatest Game

  • With catcher Wayne Nordhagen up, the White Sox called a hit-and-run.

    The Greatest Game

  • With catcher Wayne Nordhagen up, the White Sox called a hit-and-run.

    The Greatest Game

  • With catcher Wayne Nordhagen up, the White Sox called a hit-and-run.

    The Greatest Game

  • With catcher Wayne Nordhagen up, the White Sox called a hit-and-run.

    The Greatest Game

  • The first subject that La Russa addressed on Tuesday, before he took questions from reporters, was the fact that Albert Pujols is given the responsibility of calling hit-and-run plays when he is hitting.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The first subject that La Russa addressed on Tuesday, before he took questions from reporters, was the fact that Albert Pujols is given the responsibility of calling hit-and-run plays when he is hitting.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In short, our economy is still on a "Wild West" mode, with a lot of hit-and-run measures that don't seem to work, and milked to the last drop by the two war hogs of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Summers: Economy's turning around, job growth will take time

  • In May, Beijing told foreigners not to sow unrest in its vast northern region of Inner Mongolia, after rare protests by ethnic Mongolians, sparked by the hit-and-run death of a herder, garnered international attention.

    China closes Tibet to foreigners ahead of party anniversary

  • It's almost 30 years since Cornelius Cardew was killed at the age of 45 by a hit-and-run driver near his east London home, and more than 40 since he was at the cutting edge of experimental music in this country.

    This week's new live music

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