} } Hit-and-ran | Define Hit-and-ran at Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

hit-and-run

[hit-n-ruhn] /ˈhɪt nˈrʌn/
adjective
1.
guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident or injury one has caused, especially a vehicular accident, thereby attempting to evade being identified and held responsible:
a hit-and-run driver.
2.
involving or resulting from such action or conduct:
hit-and-run fatalities.
3.
Baseball. pertaining to or noting a play in which, to get a head start, a base runner begins to run to 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.
verb (used without object), hit-and-ran, hit-and-running.
5.
Baseball. to attempt or execute a hit-and-run play.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
Related forms
hit-and-runner, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hit-and-ran

hit-and-run

adjective (prenominal)
1.
  1. involved in or denoting a motor-vehicle accident in which the driver leaves the scene without stopping to give assistance, inform the police, etc
  2. (as noun) a hit-and-run
2.
(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) denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hit-and-run

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hit

6
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with hit-and-ran