hit-and-run


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hit-and-run

(hĭt′n-rŭn′)
adj.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Involving or designed for swift specific action or effect: "a day of hit-and-run disturbances by bands of dissident students" (Alfonso Narvaez).

hit-and-run

adj (prenominal)
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. involved in or denoting a motor-vehicle accident in which the driver leaves the scene without stopping to give assistance, inform the police, etc
b. (as noun): a hit-and-run.
2. (Military) (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.
3. (Baseball) baseball denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter

hit′-and-run′



adj., v. -ran, -run•ning. adj.
1. guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident one has caused, esp. a vehicular accident: a hit-and-run driver.
2. involving or resulting from such action or conduct: hit-and-run fatalities.
3. pertaining to or noting a baseball play in which a runner sprints toward the next base as the pitcher delivers the ball to the batter, who must try to hit it in order to protect the runner.
4. marked by taking flight immediately after a quick, concentrated attack: a hit-and-run raid.
v.i.
5. to attempt or execute a hit-and-run play in baseball.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
hit′-and-run′ner, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hit-and-run - designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape; "hit-and-run units"; "tip-and-run assaults"
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
2.hit-and-run - involving a driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
Translations

hit-and-run

[ˈhɪtənˈrʌn]
A. ADJ hit-and-run accident accidente de carretera en el que el conductor se da a la fuga
hit-and-run driver conductor(a) que atropella a alguien y huye
hit-and-run raidataque m relámpago
B. N accidente en el que el culpable se da a la fuga

hit-and-run

n there was a hit-and-run here last nighthier hat heute Nacht jemand einen Unfall gebaut und Fahrerflucht begangen
adj hit-and-run raid (Mil) → Blitzüberfall m; hit-and-run accident/incidentUnfall mmit Fahrerflucht; hit-and-run casesFälle plvon Fahrerflucht; hit-and-run driverunfallflüchtiger Fahrer, unfallflüchtige Fahrerin, Unfallflüchtige(r) mf

hit-and-run

[ˈhɪtənˈrʌn] adj hit-and-run driverpirata m della strada
hit-and-run raid (Mil) → attacco m lampo inv
hit-and-run tactics (Mil) → tattica dell'attacco lampo

hit

(hit) present participle ˈhitting: past tense, past participle hit verb
1. to (cause or allow to) come into hard contact with. The ball hit him on the head; He hit his head on/against a low branch; The car hit a lamp-post; He hit me on the head with a bottle; He was hit by a bullet; That boxer can certainly hit hard!
2. to make hard contact with (something), and force or cause it to move in some direction. The batsman hit the ball (over the wall).
3. to cause to suffer. The farmers were badly hit by the lack of rain; Her husband's death hit her hard.
4. to find; to succeed in reaching. His second arrow hit the bull's-eye; Take the path across the fields and you'll hit the road; She used to be a famous soprano but she cannot hit the high notes now.
noun
1. the act of hitting. That was a good hit.
2. a point scored by hitting a target etc. He scored five hits.
3. something which is popular or successful. The play/record is a hit; (also adjective) a hit song.
ˌhit-and-ˈrun adjective
1. (of a driver) causing injury to a person and driving away without stopping or reporting the accident.
2. (of an accident) caused by such a driver.
ˌhit-or-ˈmiss adjective
without any system or planning; careless. hit-or-miss methods.
hit back
to hit (someone by whom one has been hit). He hit me, so I hit him back.
hit below the belt
to hit in an unfair way.
hit it off
to become friendly. We hit it off as soon as we met; I hit it off with him.
hit on
to find (an answer etc). We've hit on the solution at last.
hit out (often with againstor at)
to attempt to hit. The injured man hit out blindly at his attackers.
make a hit with
to make oneself liked or approved of by. That young man has made a hit with your daughter.
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