- 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.
- involving or resulting from such action or conduct: hit-and-run fatalities.
- 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.
- marked by taking flight immediately after a quick, concentrated attack: a hit-and-run raid.
verb (used without object), hit-and-ran, hit-and-run·ning.
- Baseball. to attempt or execute a hit-and-run play.
- involved in or denoting a motor-vehicle accident in which the driver leaves the scene without stopping to give assistance, inform the police, etc
- (as noun)a hit-and-run
- (of an attack, raid, etc) relying on surprise allied to a rapid departure from the scene of operations for the desired effecthit-and-run tactics
- baseball denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter