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  • adj. designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape


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  • Instead, Iraqis largely waited until their country was overrun and then mounted an insurgency based on tip-and-run attacks and bombings.

    2010 February « worlds in a grain of sand

  • Watson plays tip-and-run off the next delivery, and the single gives him another excellent half-century.

    The Ashes 2010: Australia v England – day three live! | Andy Bull and Rob Smyth

  • It wasn't as big as it had been at one time, because in 1943 an ME 109 had come over on a tip-and-run raid and had flattened most of it with a bomb, and killed about fifteen people on the side.


  • Battle-cruisers when they nip out for a tip-and-run bombardment of one of our watering-places.

    The Long Trick

  • It was a dangerous proceeding, but Atkinson was undaunted by the perils of the sea ice breaking up, and he carried out a tip-and-run sort of journey with great pluck and endurance, establishing

    South with Scott

  • By the nonessentials I mean the little potty spies, actuated by sheer hunger or mere officiousness, the neutral busybody who makes a tip-and-run dash into England, the starving waiter, miserably underpaid by some thieving rogue in a neutral country -- or the frank swindler who sends back to the Fatherland and is duly paid for long reports about British naval movements which he has concocted without setting foot outside his Bloomsbury lodgings.

    Okewood of the Secret Service

  • They played a game of tip-and-run, their gunners firing at any surface craft they saw (for they knew no Germans could be anywhere but underneath) and their captains streaking back home at the first sign of the British Navy.

    Flag and Fleet How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas

  • Boundary shots were going for one with sweepers out. tip-and-run.

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  • Two slips, gully, short extra cover - tip-and-run singles apiece from Strauss and Trott.

    BBC - Ouch


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