[hit-n-ruhn] /ˈhɪt nˈrʌn/
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:
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-running.
Baseball. to attempt or execute a hit-and-run play.
(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
(baseball) denoting a play in which a base runner begins to run as the pitcher throws the ball to the batter
- Hit a snag
Encounter a problem or obstacle. For example, We’ve hit a snag with this building project. The noun snag has been used in the sense of “a sharp or rough projection,” such as would impede passage, since the 1500s.
noun, Baseball. 1. a batter who, having been struck by a pitch, is awarded first base.
- Hit below the belt
To say something that is often too personal, usually irrelevant, and always unfair: “To remind reformed alcoholics of their drinking problem is to hit below the belt.” The expression comes from boxing, in which it is illegal to hit an opponent below the belt. see: below the belt
- Hit between the eyes
Make someone suddenly aware of something, have a sudden impact on. For example, News of their divorce hit me right between the eyes. [ ; early 1900s ]